Rose Rosette Disease: A New Disease of Roses in Florida

Figure 1. Clustering of small branches (witches’-broom)

Rose rosette disease is an incurable, destructive disease that affects both wild and cultivated roses. Over the past several decades, the disease has spread over much of the U.S., though it was first observed in Florida in 2013. This 6-page fact sheet describes the symptoms and diagnosis of the disease, as well as the cultural, chemical, and, possibly, biological controls that can minimize its spread. Written by Binoy Babu, Mathews L. Paret, Tim Schubert, Carlye Baker, Gary Knox, Fanny Iriarte, James Aldrich, Laura Ritchie, Carrie L. Harmon, and Svetlana Y. Folimonova, and published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, May 2015.

2011 Florida Plant Disease Management Guide: Apple (Malus domestica) (PDMGV305/PG004)

diseased apple
This updated 13-page fact sheet from the 2011 Florida Plant Disease Management Guide highlights several common diseases affecting apples in Florida and includes short list of fungicides approved for disease management of apple in Florida. Written by Mathews L. Paret, Tim Momol, Laura Ritchie, and Hank Dankers, and published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, July 2011. (photo courtesy of Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series,