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Dr. Hugh Smith is GCREC's vegetable entomologist. The vegetable entomology program focuses on management of insects and mites that attack tomatoes, peppers, and other horticultural crops. Management of the whitefly-vectored tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) in tomato and pepper weevil in pepper are current priorities in the program. Collaboration is ongoing with the GC REC tomato breeding program to evaluate varieties resistant to TYLCV. The vegetable entomology laboratory researches chemical, biological and cultural approaches to suppressing pests. Emphasis is placed on improved scouting and monitoring methods for early detection of pests, and strategies for reducing insecticide use.
PowerPoint for ENY 6932 Seminar - Whitefly and GeminiVirus
2012 ESA Smith 1750
2012 Vegetable Pest, Disease and Nutrient Workshop UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension In-Service Training Evaluation
October 2, 2012