FE825 Estimates of the Replacement Costs of Commercial and Backyard Avocado Trees in South Florida

FE825, a 4-page article by Edward A. Evans and Jonathan H. Crane, estimates how much it would cost to replace all commercial and residential backyard avocado trees in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Lee Counties, in light of the recent discovery of the redbay-laurel wilt disease complex, which can destroy both commercial and backyard avocado trees. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, December 2009.

HS8/CH093: Growing ‘Tahiti’ Limes in the Home Landscape

Revised! HS-8, a 13-page illustrated fact sheet by Jonathan H. Crane and Jason L. Osborne, provides homeowners with an overview of this small citrus fruit tree — description, propagation, fruit production, placement in the landscape, care, pest management, concerns with lawn care, harvest, ripening, and storage, use and nutrition. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, November 2009.

PP24/VH049 Florida Plant Disease Management Guide: ‘Tahiti’ Lime (Citrus latifolia)

Revised! PP24, a 9-page illustrated fact sheet by Tara Tarnowski, Aaron J. Palmateer, Ian Maguire, and Jonathan H. Crane, provides an overview of disease management for 'Tahiti' lime, with symptoms, casual organisms/agents, disease cycle and epidemiology, and management information for several key diseases. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, October 2009.

FC23/MG248 Dooryard Fruit Varieties

Revised! FC-23, an 8-page illustrated fact sheet by J.G. Williamson, J.H. Crane and R.E. Rouse, discusses considerations of weather, and provides tables of recommended deciduous, citrus, and tropical and subtropical fruit varieties for planting in Florida in north, central, and south Florida growing regions. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, June 2009.

HS1136/HS379 Redbay Ambrosia Beetle-Laurel Wilt Fungus: A Potential Major Problem for Florida Avocados

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Revised! HS1136, a 9-page illustrated fact sheet by Jonathan H. Crane, Jorgé Peña, and J.L. Osborne, describes this insect-fungal pest attacking woody plants in the laurel family, including avocado. Includes descriptions, origin, detection and spread of the pest, plant hosts in the U.S., a map of counties with the beetle, plant host symptoms and damage, management strategies & restrictions, agencies working on the issue, research and extension efforts, and references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, December 2008.

CIR-1271/PI048 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Avocado

Revised! Circular 1271, a 10-page fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler and Jonathan H. Crane, profiles the avocado industry in Florida – production facts, regions and practices, and pest management strategies. Includes references and key contacts. Published by the UF Pesticide Information Office, Horticultural Sciences Department, September 2008.

HS1137/HS391 Laurel Wilt: A Threat to Redbay, Avocado and Related Trees in Urban and Rural Landscapes

HS-1137, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Albert E. Mayfield III, Jonathan H. Crane and Jason A. Smith, describes for homeowners this fungal disease of trees in the laurel family that is carried by the non-native redbay ambrosia beetle. Includes descriptions of the beetles, plant hosts, impact, host symptoms, and management strategies. Includes references. Published by the UF Horticultural Sciences Department, March 2008.