Florida Whitefly Website Launched

Ficus whitefly, Singhiella simplex. Photo: FDACS-DPI

The University of Florida has announced a new tool for management of whitefly:  www.flwhitefly.org.

Florida Whitefly is a website portal focused on Florida whitefly issues of concern to landscape professionals, homeowners, and the general public.  Available on the website are:

  • Scripted presentations for educators covering general whitefly introduction, other problems with whiteflies in Florida, current whitefly problems, whitefly monitoring, and whitefly management.
  • E-Learning modules that can be taken for FDACS-AES Continuing Education Units(CEUs) at no charge.
  • Information on submitting samples, county websites, FAQs, and photos.

Ficus damage. Photo: Stephen Brown,
UF/IFAS, Lee County Extension

Florida Whitefly is a partnership between the University of Florida (UF), IFAS Extension, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services-Division of Plant Industry, UF/IFAS Extension-Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension-Lee County, UF/IFAS Extension-Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS-Extension-Palm Beach County, Southern Plant Diagnostic Network, IPM Florida, and Pest Management University.

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About Kathy

Program Assistant with UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension Service, specializing in Integrated Pest Management for ornamental nurseries.
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