Ornamental Ficus Diseases: Identification and Control in Commercial Greenhouse Operations

Figure 7.  Botrytis blight on Ficus elastica. Note the fluffy spores. Credit: D. J. NormanWhile edible figs are grown agronomically for delicious fruit, many Ficus species have been commercialized for decorative, ornamental purposes. These horticultural Ficus varieties are used for interiorscape houseplant d├ęcor and for outdoor landscape design. This article provides guidelines for the identification and treatment of diseases that may be encountered during the commercial production of ornamental Ficus. This 7-page fact sheet was written by D. J. Norman and Shad Ali, and published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, August 2013.

HS798/CV274 Vegetable Insect Identification and Management – Florida

Revised! HS798, a 24-page guide by S. E. Webb and R. C. Hochmuth, provides instruction in management and control of insects and mites in greenhouse vegetable production — crop scouting and monitoring, identification of insects and mites, record keeping, management strategies and tactics, banker plant system, insecticides and miticides, storage of pesticides, safety, and control of specific greenhouse pests. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, June 2010.

HS1158 Greenhouse Nematode Management, Florida Greenhouse Vegetable Production Handbook – Vol 3

HS1158, an 8-page illustrated fact sheet by J.W. Noling and J.R. Rich, is part of the July 2009 revision of SP-48 Florida Greenhouse Vegetable Production Handbook, volume 3. It describes the practices and considerations for nematode management in greenhouse production. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, July 2009.