Research emphasis is on the development of integrated pest management programs for ornamentals in south Florida with an emphasis on invasive species and insects of regulatory concern.  Research activities include basic biology, population dynamics, and integrating biologically based management and pesticide management of insect, mite, and snail pests.  Extension activities focus on training and implementation of integrated pest management in ornamental production and commercial landscapes and detection and management of new pests.  


Paratachardina lobata lobata
Lobate lac scale

Aulacaspis yasumatsui
Cycad Scale

Mylocerus undecimpustulatus
Sri Lanka Weevil