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Category: Invasive Species

Update on unexpected Seeds from Foreign Countries

Recently, many people in the United States have been receiving unsolicited packages from China, and other countries, which contain seeds, beads, jewelry, or other small items which had not been ordered.  The packages come with no label indicating… Read More

Panhandle Outdoors Live Online

Unfortunately the Panhandle Outdoors Live events that we have enjoyed for the past several years are not possible right now. Given the limitations of the current situation, the Panhandle Outdoors team has moved their efforts to an online… Read More

Digital Diagnostics: Getting answers to your plant problems during times of social distancing

What is digital diagnostics? Digital diagnostics is the use of digital photos to identify problems. In the plant world, we can use digital diagnostics to answer questions about our plants. In times of social distancing and limited person-to-person… Read More

Peters’s Rock Agama on the Treasure Coast

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters’s rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast.  An EDIS document is currently under production.  You can view the TV show that… Read More

Announcing! New Virtual Plant Clinic with Indian River County Master Gardeners

The recent virus concerns have many of the usual county services offices closed to walk in traffic.  However, this does NOT mean these services are not available.  Some are available through the drive in window.  Others will require… Read More

Suspicious Seed Packets New Updates From FDACS

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has updated their recommendations for residents receiving suspicious seed packets by mail. Why is this a concern for Florida residents? The types of seed in the packages remains unknown… Read More

Drop off Opened Suspicious Seed Packages at UF/IFAS Extension Offices

Drop off Opened Suspicious Seed Packages at UF/IFAS Extension Offices As part of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and UF/IFAS Extension statewide collaboration, anyone having suspicious seed packages that have been opened can drop… Read More

Did you receive mysterious seed packets from China?

Florida residents have been reporting unsolicited seed packets in the mail. Some have Chinese characters and others have arrived in boxes labeled diamond studs. Florida and many other states are reporting these incoming packages. The mystery is what… Read More