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Texas Phoenix Palm Decline (TPPD) has been confirmed at the UF-IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie in a cluster of sabal palms. We want to alert all green industry professionals regarding this very important development. Sabal palm are our state tree and need to be monitored for signs of infection and disease development. The first clue is the appearance of more dead lower leaves in the canopy than would be normal due solely to natural senescence or nutrient deficiencies. The second clue is death of the spear leaf, prior to death of all other leaves in the canopy. Eventually,
the palm canopy will collapse around the trunk as the bud decays. As cabbage palms die (for various reasons), the leaves will typically appear to have a bronze or reddish-brown appearance. Later, these discolored leaves become more gray-brown in color. See photos below courtesy of Dr. Monica Elliot.
For more information visit, http://flrec.ifas.ufl.edu/palm_prod/pdfs/Sabal-palmetto-Infected-with-Phytoplasma-in-Florida.pdf
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Habitat loss and the destruction of native plants have been responsible for the rapid decline of the monarch butterfly, the most recognized butterfly in N…
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Butterfly gardeners in south Florida enjoy the luxury of butterfly gardening twelve months of the year. From USDA climate zone 10 in the northern section to zone11 in the Florida Keys, native plants provide a wide selection of butterfly nectar sources and caterpillar food plants.
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