Tropical Gardening: Defoliation by avocado lace bug continues to cause damage

Continued damage to leaves by the avocado lace bug weakens trees and exposes fruit to sunburn. Fruit do not develop to properly and may even shrivel thus making them unmarketable. (Courtesy photo/Voltaire Moise)

This year’s avocado defoliation due to the avocado lace bug continues to raise havoc with fruit production. Exposed fruit are quickly sunburned and that affects the quality.