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Not So Scary Biological Control Agents


October 28, 2021

While you may find some of these creatures spooky, biological control agents are not so scary after all. Biological control agents include insects, fish, or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage ... READ MORE

Category: Work & Life
Tags: Air Potato, Alligatorweed, Aquatic Plants, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, CAIP, Halloween, Hydrilla, Melaleuca, Turing Science Into Solutions, Ufifascaip, Water Hyacinth
Brazilian Peppertree

Common Invasive Plants on the Treasure Coast


March 17, 2021

On March 9, 2021, I worked with Extension Agent Kate Rotindo and her Florida Master Gardener volunteers to teach them about invasive pest plants on the Treasure Coast.  As part of this training program, I asked the Master Gardeners to come ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Acacia, Air Potato, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, Invasive, Lygodium, Melaleuca, Old World Climbing Fern
Air Potato Leaf Beetles

UF/IFAS Faculty Celebrate Successful Completion of the Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program


May 26, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Air Potato, Invasive
Air Potato Leaf Beetles

UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County weed biological control agent projects over the years


May 4, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Air Potato, Biological Control, Brazilian Pepper, Invasive, Melaleuca, Tropical Soda Apple

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