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Six Rivers Dirty Dozen Invasive Species of the Month – Red Imported Fire Ant

Six Rivers “Dirty Dozen” Invasive Species Red Fire Ant (Solenopis invicta) Define Invasive Species: must have all of the following – Is non-native to the area, in our case northwest Florida Introduced by humans, whether intentional or accidental… Read More

Tropical Aquaculture Lab celebrates 25 years helping fish farmers, aquarium enthusiasts

RUSKIN, Fla. — Aquarium hobbyists count on the hard work of tropical fish farmers to supply the species they adore. Think barbs, tetras, angelfish and more. As a UF/IFAS multi-county tropical aquaculture Extension agent nearly 30 years ago,… Read More

IFAS Extension Bookstore News

Where is IFASBOOKS this weekend? Saturday, October 23, 8 am – 12 noon: Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale Discovery Gardens UF/IFAS Extension Lake County 1951 Woodlea Rd Tavares, FL (352) 343-4101 lake@ifas.ufl.edu UF/IFAS Extension Lake County To Host… Read More

IFAS Extension Bookstore News

Where is IFASBOOKS this weekend? Saturday, October 23, 8 am – 12 noon: Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale Discovery Gardens UF/IFAS Extension Lake County 1951 Woodlea Rd Tavares, FL (352) 343-4101 lake@ifas.ufl.edu UF/IFAS Extension Lake County To Host… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Nandina (Nandina domestica)

Nandina (Nandina domestica) Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, started in the landscape and now appears throughout some of our natural areas. This evergreen shrub grows upright and produces bright red berry clusters, similar to Coral Ardisia. It reaches heights… Read More

Plant this not that: a new guide to protect Florida

Florida’s climate makes a cozy environment for a variety of plant species. The downside is that invasive and potentially destructive species often try to call Florida home, too. A new guide developed by UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County outlines… Read More