Pests, pathogens and their control in bromeliad hybrids a grower's perspective

Jim Steele

Abstract


Kerry's Bromeliad Nursery was incorporated in 1974 and in 1980 established at 21840 SW 258th street in Homestead Fla. In 1992 the facility was completely leveled by hurricane Andrew. Since that time Kerry's has re-established itself and is currently ranked at 23rd in the Nation by Greenhouse Grower magazine. We currently employee around 200 people. The Homestead facility currently has in excess of 1.5 million square feet of growing area. We have also established a facility in Apopka Florida which has one million square feet of growing area. Our facility in Apopka is utilized primarily for Orchid production. Our Homestead facility is utilized for Orchid and Bromeliad production. Current Bromeliad production stands at around 1.6 million units annually, orchid production is in excess of 2.5 million units annually.

Keywords


bromeliad hybrids; pesticides

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283