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Not So Scary Biological Control Agents

While you may find some of these creatures spooky, biological control agents are not so scary after all. Biological control agents include insects, fish, or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage of… Read More

Common Invasive Plants on the Treasure Coast

On March 9, 2021, I worked with Extension Agent Kate Rotindo and her Florida Master Gardener volunteers to teach them about invasive pest plants on the Treasure Coast.  As part of this training program, I asked the Master… Read More

National Invasive Species Awareness Week!

Co-Authored by: Alyssa Vinson and Katherine Clements What are invasive species? An invasive plant, animal or pest is one that is non-native (originating from another state or country), are able to reproduce and maintain self-sustaining populations, and cause… Read More

National Invasive Species Awareness Week!

Co-Authored by: Alyssa Vinson and Katherine Clements What are invasive species? An invasive plant, animal or pest is one that is non-native (originating from another state or country), are able to reproduce and maintain self-sustaining populations, and cause… Read More

Distinguishing air potato from other yams that occur in Florida

Modified from “Yams that Occur in Florida” by W. Overholt, Professor Emeritus UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center There are six species of yams (plants in the family Dioscoreaceae, note that sweet potatoes are not yams in… Read More

Air potato beetle larvae: new orders are on hold

Air potato vines have become a common sight across most of Florida. Efforts have been underway for many years to control the spread of this invasive, non-native vine. For the past few years, the University of Florida and… Read More

UF/IFAS Faculty Celebrate Successful Completion of the Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program

Research and extension faculty with UF/IFAS have reached successful completion of the five-year Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program. UF/IFAS project partners are: Dr. Carey Minteer (lead) with the Indian River Research and Education Center and Ken Gioeli… Read More