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Notes: [Proceedings of a workshop held at Campbell Agricultural Center, Homestead, Florida, June 16-18, 1999.] Florida's prominent position on the Caribbean region and Gulf of Mexico, favorable climate, popularity among tourists, and abundant tropical fruit crop production make it particularly vulnerable to exotic pests. During the last 10 years several pests have added significant costs to tropical fruit, vegetable, and ornamental production. Among the pests discussed or mentioned are Aulacaspis yasumatsui, Maconellicoccus hirsutus and Rastrococcus invadens.