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Category: Invasive Species

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day – December 15th in Fort Pierce

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day!!! The Minteer Lab at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce needs your help!  On December 15th from 8:30 AM – 1 PM, they need help collecting… Read More

A Budding Invasive Plant Researcher

The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants appreciates the dedication and hard work brought forth by our undergraduate interns. Cape Coral native, Hannah Brown, is no exception. As a senior double majoring in chemistry and biology, Brown… Read More

Insecticide targeting juvenile mosquitoes can enhance Zika transmissions

Insecticide resistance among the Aedes aegypti mosquito remains a source of frustration for public health and mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists and ecologists. Known as the yellow fever mosquito, this species poses a public health risk because it… Read More

Protecting pollinators around the backyard

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do… Read More

Florida NRCS Announces Conservation Stewardship Program Signup

GAINESVILLE, Florida, November 2, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications from agricultural producers and forest landowners from Florida for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Agricultural producers and forest landowners looking to build on conservation… Read More

Fighting the tegu spread, protecting Florida’s wildlife, natural areas through sustained multiagency efforts

Argentine black and white tegus are one of the largest non-native invasive lizard species posing a significant threat to the biodiversity and ecological integrity of Florida’s natural areas. As omnivores that eat fruits, vegetables, insects, small animals including… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Stormwater Ponds

The ponds that you see outside your residence are probably not put there by nature, nor are they even close to being naturally occurring. These might be stormwater ponds. Urbanization is one of the boldest impacts on the… Read More

Using 1.68M termites, UF/IFAS students show how only a few need to feed on baits to eliminate the colony

Subterranean termites have an important economic and environmental impact as they cause severe damage to structures and trees. With the spread of invasive termite species, the challenges for homeowners in some parts of the country continue to get… Read More