Category: Invasive Species

A Day in the Life of a UF/IFAS Extension Agent: Juanita Popenoe

TAVARES, Fla. – When growers in central Florida need help with an alternative crop to citrus, they turn to Juanita Popenoe. The University of Florida IFAS Extension agent spends her days helping farmers who are looking for options… Read More

BioBlitz: Broward Residents to Survey Local Wildlife for Science

Get your binoculars ready — a BioBlitz is coming to Broward County. This citizen science event connects regular people with scientists to help collect information on the plants and animals in a given area. Think of it as… Read More

UF/IFAS Forestry Student to Study Beetles during UN Internship

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences doctoral student, who is passionate about solving problems in forest health on a global scale, will spend three months as an… Read More

Kelly Morgan Named New Director of UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As Best Management Practices Coordinator for the state, Kelly Morgan has spent years helping growers find optimum ways to irrigate and fertilize their crops to maximize results. Now, he will get the chance to coordinate… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Bay County Hosts Invasive Species Workshop June 6

WHO:             University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Bay County. WHAT:          Air Potato Challenge and Species Awareness workshop. The event will include exhibits, and distribution of air potato leaf beetles. WHERE:       2728 E…. Read More

UF/IFAS CALS student earns national research grant for work to reduce invasive species

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida student has been chosen as one of nine undergraduate students to receive a research grant from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA). Current UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences… Read More

The sound of success! UF helps residents rid yards of coral ardisia

By Susan Gildersleeve GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When a weed is completely uprooted, the sound it makes is distinctive and satisfying: audible proof that, thanks to your effort, a noxious plant has just released its grip on the soil…. Read More

UF researcher: Toxic Cane toad can kill your pet

By: Sheila Marie Shaw Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – That croaking you hear at night might not be your run-of-the-mill frog. In fact, it might even be one deadly enough to kill your dog…. Read More

UF researchers work feverishly to manage south Florida’s biggest threat: Invasive termites

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Subterranean termites cause about $32 billion in damage worldwide. In fact, researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences predict two of the most invasive subterranean termite species will expand their… Read More