Category: Pests & Disease

Feral Swine

Feral swine, Sus scrofa, were introduced to the United States by settlers in the 1500s as a food source. They were originally brought for agriculture, but escaped and released pigs have grown into a feral population across the… Read More

New insect pest in Miami-Dade County

What is it? There is a new insect pest found in Miami-Dade County. An armored scale, to be specific, it is called the phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) that can affect ornamental plants. Where can it be found? The… Read More

2018 Air Potato Management Online CEU Training Course

  Download the Workbook.  To read the TAME Air Potato Workbook (1.6 MB pdf), you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. View video: “Air Potato Extension Needs Assessment Webinar“.  Download Fact Sheet:  “Natural Area Weeds: Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)” Complete… Read More

Cogongrass – Pernicious Pasture Weed

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is a noxious invasive weed that disrupts ecosystems, decreases property values, and creates increased risk for fires. It originated from Southeast Asia and infests nearly 500 million acres worldwide. It was brought to Florida and… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Bay County Hosts Invasive Species Workshop June 6

WHO:             University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Bay County. WHAT:          Air Potato Challenge and Species Awareness workshop. The event will include exhibits, and distribution of air potato leaf beetles. WHERE:       2728 E…. Read More