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Category: Natural Resources

Beach Vitex is Officially Declared a State Noxious Weed

Other common names: Roundleaf Chaste tree, Chasteberry, Monk’s Pepper Florida beach goers, have you strolled alongside coastal dune areas and seen this attractive, vining plant? You may have witnessed the presence of beach vitex (Vitex… Read More

Meet the Jumping Worm: The invasive game changer

Description and origin Have you come across an ‘earthworm’ with an aggressive, wiggling behavior that left you curious? You may have encountered a jumping worm. Jumping worms are also known by several names, including Alabama… Read More

The Florida First Detector – A Virtual Episode about the invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Florida First Detector (FFD) Program is here again, an opportunity for you to learn something new this Fall. This time we would be learning about invasive species identification and sample submission, more specifically about… Read More

Should you be concerned about Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2?

What is Ralstonia solanacerum? It is a bacterial pathogen that can cause injury to different plants, including tomato, potato, vegetables, and some ornamentals. Occurrence: This pathogen is grouped into five different races and biovars because… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and… Read More

February Flora and Fauna Festival

All roads lead to the UF Entomology & Nematology Department this (February 8th and 9th) weekend for the first edition of the February Flora and Fauna Festival hosted by the Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM)… Read More