Tag: Invasive

2018 Natural Areas Weed Management Short Course

Management of Brazilian Pepper-tree, Melaleuca and other invasive plants is often necessary in South Florida’s natural areas. This vegetation, if not properly maintained, can lead to increased fire hazards, loss of native biodiversity and changes in hydrology. Improper… Read More

OFF 2018 Eradication Program in Miami-Dade County

Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) Update (as of 06/06/18): The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of three Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. There is a map with the… Read More

PEST ALERT: Oriental Fruit Fly found again in Miami-Dade County

On June 1st of 2018, a single male of the Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF), Bactrocera dorsalis , was captured in south Miami-Dade County. Two additional males were captured in nearby detection traps on June 3rd.  There is an eradication program… Read More

500 Native Coastal Plants Replace Invasive Vegetation

On Monday, May 21st, a group of Hernando County Master Gardeners and community volunteers assisted UF/IFAS Hernando County Extension Agents, Brittany Hall-Scharf and Bill Lester, with removing invasive vegetation from coastal county parks. With shovels and rakes in… Read More