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Category: Pests & Disease

Plant This Not That: A New Resource for Residents & Professionals to Avoid Invasive Plants!

By Tina McIntyre, MS, CEP, FCHP, Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent & Dr. Morgan Pinkerton, DPM, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent; University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County Don’t wait, get your copy of this great resource from… Read More

Tropical Fruit—Canistel

Tropical Fruit at a Glance—Canistel by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Canistel Botanical name: Pouteria campechiana Family: Sapotaceae Some good varieties: Fairchild #1, Oro, Trompo, Bruce About the fruit: The fruit is bright… Read More

Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida

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 Broward and Miami-Dade… Read More

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We need to hear from you!    Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why… Read More

Pesticide Exposure: What Activities Can Lead to Exposure?

In part one of this series, we discussed risk. To have risk, hazard AND exposure must both be present. Remember Risk = Hazard + Exposure. Then we discussed acute, sub-chronic and chronic exposure, and what those mean. Now… Read More

Arachnophobia and Florida Residents

The Other Florida Residents Generally, Florida residents are pretty hardy souls. For instance, early settlers required a healthy fear of bears. Florida Black Bears lived throughout the state at that time and were of great concern for anyone… Read More