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Category: Invasive Species

Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida

Giant African Land Snail (Photo Credit: Lyle Buss, UF/IFAS

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from… Read More

Weed Wrangle© Week Activities with Central Florida CISMA

Weed wrangle week, air potato

What is Weed Wrangle© Week? Weed Wrangle© Week is an annual event aimed at bringing together local volunteers to rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species. During this week, volunteers typically will… Read More

How can you help stop the spread of invasive species? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County How can invasive weeds spread? Plants can’t just get up and walk like we can, so how do they move to new locations? First,… Read More

How do I know which weeds are invasive? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is an invasive weed? There are a lot of weeds out there! Some are more problematic than others, but not all of them… Read More

How do we manage invasive weeds? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is integrated pest management? Integrated pest management (IPM) is the combination of various tactics to manage pest populations. You can think of it… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in rural areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in rural areas and what should I know about them?  In rural areas, invasive species can run rampant. Often, rural… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in urban areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in urban areas and what should I know about them?  Land managers use pesticides to eradicate established invasives, so avoiding these… Read More

Updates on Suspicious Seed Packets: How to properly dispose of seeds

Seeds in someones hand

What is going on with the seeds? If you have not heard about these suspicious seed packets, visit this blog post for the full story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes that the… Read More