Monday, November 29, 2010

The spiraling whitefly menace! - two new videos

I recently collaborated with UCU-team leader Mary McCready on two short videos about the emerging South Florida infestation of gumbo limbo spiraling whitefly.

Although not as aggressive as the ficus whitefly (it will not kill its host), the spiraling whitefly has a wider host range – affecting everything from fruit trees to shrubs.

These videos were produced to supplement Miami-Dade Extension’s educational literature geared toward alarmed residents in areas of the county where the infestation has been particularly harsh (Doral, Miami Springs, etc.). Currently, the videos are prominently displayed on Miami-Dade Extension’s main webpage.

Check them out!

The gumbo limbo spiraling whitefly

La mosca blanca espiral del gumbo limbo

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