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Tag: Invasive Species

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… Read More

Boll Weevil and Hog Cholera: How Pest Infestations Helped Extension Gain a Foothold in Florida

In 1915, Florida’s agricultural economy was in serious trouble. Its principal cash-crop, cotton, was being devastated by the boll weevil, an invasive beetle that crossed over from Mexico in the early 1900s. Farmers were desperate… Read More