Have you seen those big lizards with the red heads in Florida? You know, the ones that climb up buildings and trees and are 3-4 times the size of brown Cuban anoles. Those lizards are known as Peters’s… Read More
Category: Invasive Species
The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters’s rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. An EDIS document is currently under production. You can view the TV show that… Read More
UF/IFAS Faculty Celebrate Successful Completion of the Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program
Research and extension faculty with UF/IFAS have reached successful completion of the five-year Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program. UF/IFAS project partners are: Dr. Carey Minteer (lead) with the Indian River Research and Education Center and Ken Gioeli… Read More
Natural resource management has been my area of expertise at the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County. Invasive plant management has been a persistent issue needing my attention. Fortunately for Floridians, UF/IFAS research and extension faculty are working with… Read More
Updated 03/16/20 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. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More
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Learn about efforts to manage invasive Brazilian peppertree using biological control agents.
A UF/IFAS publication is available showcasing biological control success stories in Florida. UF/IFAS Research and Extension specialists are addressing the invasive plant and insect problem in Florida. These experts develop integrated pest management techniques that often incorporate the… Read More
Click on the image below to download your free copy of the Brazilian peppertree integrated management guide for 2019.
The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and partner agencies are hosting a series of field demonstration days throughout central and south Florida focusing on Brazilian peppertree biological control. Topics addressed… Read More
By Dr. Christopher Kerr1 and Dr. Carey Minteer2 1: Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville FL 2: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Indian Rover Research and Education Center,… Read More