Horticulture

The Biennial Preschool Story Time Garden Day Event

The Garden Club of Palm Beach and the Children’s Library of the Society of the Four Arts hosts a biennial Garden Day in the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden.

Civic Association & Garden Club of Palm Beach Event

The Civic Association and Garden Club of Palm Beach hosts a private tour of the magnificent gardens of the Society of the Four Arts.

Whitefly Information

* Dr. Randy Hudson and Dr. David Adams,, Extension Entomologists, The University of Georgia, Department of Entomology, Tifton, GA 31793

Ficus Whitefly: There is a pest attacking ficus trees and hedges in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Florida. This pest was identified as the fig (ficus) whitefly, Singhiella simplex, and is a new US continental record.

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Spiraling Whitefly: In March, 2009, a whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin: Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), was collected in Miami‐Dade County from gumbo limbo. This was the first report of this insect on the U.S. continent and it is believed to originate from Central America. Since the initial find, there have been numerous other reports, all in Miami‐Dade County. It will likely spread to other southern Florida counties.

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Silverleaf Whitefly:Both adult and nymphal silverleaf whiteflies feed on the lower surfaces of leaves by sucking sap with their piercing, sucking mouth-parts. Chlorotic spots may appear around feeding sites on the upper surfaces of leaves.

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* Dr. Randy Hudson and Dr. David Adams, Extension Entomologists, The University of Georgia, Department of Entomology, Tifton, GA 31793