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Screw-pine – not a pine, but definitely whorled!

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September 11, 2019

Ornamental plants get quite a few interesting names attached to them based on their appearance. One such plant is the screw pine. It is not a true pine, but it does have whorled foliage which could be interpreted as being in a screw-like pattern. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Exotic, Moderately Drought Tolerant, Pandanus Utilis, Screw-pine, Zone 10

UF researcher: Controlled fires don’t eliminate invasive tree

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November 2, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Researchers have, in the past, reintroduced fire to restore a forest without considering its effect on exotic species that have become invasive. But a recent study by a University of Florida researcher shows that fire actually ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Exotic, Fire, IFAS, Invasive, News, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Species

Little beetle battles big problem


October 16, 2015

Call it a beetle to battle the bulbil. The tiny air potato beetle (Lilioceris cheni) might be the key to stemming the invasion of a “noxious weed” – the air potato plant – that can overrun Florida’s natural ecosystems, and you can ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Air Potato, Beetle, Biological Control, Bulbis, Dioscorea, Exotic, Horticulture, Invasive, Leaf Beetle, Lilioceris

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