How dogs, drones and needles might save South Dade’s avocado trees

Photos by PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com

Photos by PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com

John Mills, owner of Innovative Detection Concepts, and trainer Lourdes Edlin of Action Pack Performing Dogs, use their dogs Cobra, front, and Vinnie to sniff out the laurel wilt fungus and locate infected avocado trees. The dogs were being trained at the University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead.

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