Introduced in the 1840s as an ornamental, the Brazilian peppertrees (Schinus terebinthifolia) are one of Florida's most widespread invaders. They are abundant throughout the south, central, and parts of northern Florida, spanning canals, coastal ... READ MORE
My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. ... READ MORE
Recommendations for your apiary in May:
This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE
About Old World Climbing Fern
On February 18, 2022, I had the opportunity to release biological control agents for invasive old world climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum). South Florida District Extension Associate Director Jen Pelham ... READ MORE
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 Brazilian Peppertree ... READ MORE
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
by Leslie Munroe & Yvonne Florian
Right Here, Right Now
Fall 2021 growing season is here. Have you started your vegetable garden yet? If your answer is, "no", here are a few tips to help you on your way.
Invest in your soil
Your soil ... READ MORE
Hornworms are immature moths that can be devastating pests, especially on crops in the Solanaceae family such as peppers and tomatoes. These moths are in the Sphingidae family. The tobacco and tomato hornworms are especially damaging during ... READ MORE
Research and extension faculty with UF/IFAS have reached successful completion of the five-year Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program. This program began in 2014 as an initiative by the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center ... READ MORE