Tag: air potato beetle

Biological Control For Pests

As spring approaches, we should all be aware that our pest problems will reappear.  There are many types of pests to consider:  insects, weeds, nematodes, and even some vertebrate species (such as the Cuban tree frog).  When combined… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Bay County Hosts Invasive Species Workshop June 6

WHO:             University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Bay County. WHAT:          Air Potato Challenge and Species Awareness workshop. The event will include exhibits, and distribution of air potato leaf beetles. WHERE:       2728 E…. Read More

The Air Potato Challenge

By L. Scott Jackson and Julie B. McConnell, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County Northwest Florida’s pristine natural world is being threaten by a group of non-native plants and animals known collectively as invasive species. Exotic invasive species originate from… Read More

Air Potato Leaf Beetles Available to Florida Residents

UPDATE: UF/IFAS concluded their 5-yr air potato leaf beetle distribution Extension program in September 2019. To request beetles from Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, click: http://bit.ly/APLBF You may recognize the long twining vines and glossy heart-shaped leaves of… Read More