Glades Crop Care has an extensive history of research-based publications.  Here are a few of our more recent publications.  If you would like to access any of these publications or would like to see a full list of publications over our 50 years, please call us at (561) 746-3740.

  • Anco, D.J., Rouse, L., Lucas, L, Parks, F., Mellinger, H.C., Adkins, S., Kousik, C. S., Roberts, P. D., Stansly, P. A., Ha, M., and Turechek, W.W. 2020. Spatial and temporal physiognomies of whitefly and Tomato yellow leaf curl virus epidemics in southwestern Florida tomato fields. Phytopathology 110:130-145. 34.
  • Estévezde Jensen, C., Badillo-Vargas, I.E., Frantz, G., Mellinger, H.C., Turechek, W.W., Hutton, S.F., Funderburk, J.E., Naidu, R.A., and Adkins, S. 2017. First report of Tomato chlorotic spot virus in non-solanaceous weeds Erect Spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) and Asian Spiderflower (Cleome viscosa), and Sweet Chili Pepper (Capsicum chinense) in Puerto Rico. Plant Health Progress 18:17-18 doi:10.1094/PHP-12-16-0072-BR.
  • L. Paret, D. Rajendranath, E.E. Da Silva, D. Llewellyn, J. Marois, C. Mellinger, J. Das, and V. Kumar. Evaluation of a Low-Cost Near Infrared Imagery System for Assessment of Gummy Stem Blight Disease Severity in Watermelon Production. Plant Dis. in press.
  • Bateman, T.A. Turini, P.V. Oliveira, M.R. Rojas, M. Macedo, H.C. Mellinger, S. Adkins, R.L. Gilbertson. First Report of a Resistance-Breaking Strain of Tomato spotted wilt virus Infecting Tomatoes With the Sw-5 Tospovirus-Resistance Gene in California. Plant Dis. 101:637-638.
  • Adkins, S., Baker, C.A., Warfield, C.Y., Estévez de Jensen, C., Badillo-Vargas, I., Webster, C.G., Frantz, G., Mellinger, H.C., Funderburk, J.E., and Naidu, R. Viruses of ornamentals emerging in Florida and the Caribbean region. Acta Hort. 1193:17-20. 2018. (Refereed Proceedings, 14th International Symposium on Virus Diseases of Ornamental Plants).
  • Badillo-Vargas, I.E. , Baker, C.A., Turechek, W.W., Frantz, G., Mellinger, H.C., Funderburk, J.E., and Adkins, S. 2016. Genomic and biological characterization of Tomato necrotic streak virus, a novel subgroup 2 ilarvirus infecting tomato in Florida. Plant Dis. 100: 1046-1053.
  • Funderburk, J., G. Frantz, C. Mellinger, K. Tyler-Julian, and M. Srivastava. 2016. Biotic resistance limits the invasiveness of the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Insect Science 23: 175-182.
  • Adkins, S. Baker, C.A., Badillo-Vargas, I.E., Frantz, G., Mellinger, H.C., Roe, N., and Funderburk, J.E., 2015. Necrotic streak disease of tomato in Florida caused by a new ilarvirus species related to Tulare apple mosaic virus. New Dis. Rep. 31:16.
  • Adkins, S., C. G. Webster, H. C. Mellinger, G. Frantz, W. W. Turechek, E. McAvoy, S. R. Reitz, and J. E. Funderburk. 2015. Detection and characterization of tomato viruses: A case study of emerging tospoviruses in Florida. Acta Horticulturae 1069: 83-85.
  • Frantz, G., and H.C. Mellinger. 2015. Recent Developments in Managing Thrips in Florida Fruit and Vegetable Crops: A Practitioner’s Perspective. Presentation at Western Flower Thrips and Tospovirus Management Symposium, Florida Entomological Society annual meeting, Sanibel Island, FL. 08/05/2015.
  • McAvoy, E., S. Adkins, C. Webster, C. Mellinger, L. Horsman, G. Frantz, S. Reitz, and S. Zhang.   Groundnut Ringspot Virus in Florida.  University of Florida, IFAS, Publication PP282.  Available on-line at
  • Webster, C. G., G. Frantz, S. R. Reitz, J. E. Funderburk, H. C. Mellinger, E. McAvoy, W. W. Turechek, S. H. Marshall, Y. Tantiwanich, M. T. McGrath, M. L. Daughtrey, and S. Adkins. 2015. Emergence of Groundnut ringspot virus and Tomato chlorotic spot virus in Vegetables in Florida and the Southeastern United States. Phytopathology 105: 388-398.
  • Roberts, P., Donahoo, R., Mellinger, C. and Frantz, G. 2014. The New Late Blight Genotypes and Their Management in Field Trials. The Florida Tomato Proceedings, UF/IFAS, Vance Publishing and Citrus-Vegetable, M. Ozores Hampton and C. Snodgrass eds., 09-10.
  • Tyler-Julian, K., J. Funderburk, G. Frantz, and C. Mellinger. 2014. Evaluation of a push-pull system for the management of Frankliniella bispinosa (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in bell peppers. Environmental Entomology 43: 1364-1378.
  • Turechek, W., Kim, J., Webster, C., Russo, J., Mellinger, H.C,. Frantz, G., Lucas, L., McAvoy, E., and Adkins, S. 2013. Further Insights into the Epidemiology and Monitoring Practices of Tomato Viruses. The Florida Tomato Proceedings, UF/IFAS, Vance Publishing and Citrus-Vegetable, M. Ozores Hampton and C. Snodgrass eds., 15-16.
  • Webster, C. G., de Jensen, C. E., Rivera-Vargas, L. I., Rodrigues, J. C. V., Mercado, W., Frantz, G., Mellinger, H. C., and Adkins, S. 2013. First report of Tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) in tomato, pepper, and jimsonweed in Puerto Rico. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2013-0812-01-BR.