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Tunicates (aka Sea Squirts)

Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent Tunicates are found throughout the Indian River Lagoon growing attached to mangrove roots, pilings, oyster reefs, and any hard substance they can find every spring and into the summer. They are… Read More

Palm Problems? Check out this new diagnostic tool!

A comprehensive new online resource for diagnosing palm problems was released late last year: A Resource for Pests and Diseases of Cultivated Palms: Symptoms of Diseases and Disorders http://itp.lucidcentral.org/id/palms/symptoms/ The authors of this multi-agency initiative are all from… Read More

Cotton Seed Bug update

The Cotton Seed Bug is on the move! It was originally found on Stock Island and Key West. Identifying and reporting the cotton seed bug For photos and more information see the Pest Alert at http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/enpp/ento/images/Oxycarenus_cotton_seed_bug_alert_USDAcard_Feb2012.pdf Several closely… Read More