New Whitefly Website

You might find this website useful in learning about and managing whiteflies...
Posted on May 30, 2012 by Kathy Oliver of Manatee County Extension

The University of Florida has announced a new tool for management of whitefly: http://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 whitefly, Singhiella simplex. Photo: FDACS-DPI

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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