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Agricultural ‘quarantine’ explained, with two Florida counties under such orders


July 11, 2022

Two Florida counties were put under quarantine in recent weeks, but this has nothing to do with COVID-19. An agricultural quarantine is intended to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the protocols are unrelated to restrictions put ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural Quarantine, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, Oriental Fruit Fly, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Quarantine, Whitney Elmore
Giant African Land Snail (Photo Credit: Lyle Buss, UF/IFAS

Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida


October 12, 2021

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eradication, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, News, South Florida

Do you remember the Giant African Land Snail in Miami?


September 22, 2015

Below is an article published by the Southeast Farm Press Have you seen this snail in Florida? More than 159,000 giant African land snails have been eliminated in Florida since the giant invasive mollusk was found in Florida four years ago. In ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Achatina, Caracol Gigante, Florida Invasive Pest, GALS, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Pest, Miami, Pest, September 2015

APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail


December 16, 2014

APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica) To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials   The Animal and Plant Health Inspection ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Florida, GALS, Giant African Land Snail, Pest, Quarantine, USDA

Giant African Land Snails-A Potential Unwanted Invader


July 15, 2014

The Giant African Land Snail (GALS) continues to make news around the US. In an online article, the Independent describes the confiscation of almost 70 unwanted GALS at the Los Angeles International Airport in California: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/slow-food-67-giant-african-land-snails-intended-for-human-consumption-seized-at-la-airport-9606495.html The ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Eradication, Exotic Species, FDACS-DPI, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, Quarantine

Giant African Land Snails (GALS) One year later!


September 17, 2012

WOW! I was able to scout for Giant African snails and here is a proof of it! Please click: Giant African Snail: A year later! to read the article I wrote for the Miami-Dade Chapter of Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: African Snail, Caracol Gigante Africano, Evcampoverde, GALS, Giant African Land Snail, Invasion, Mollusk, Molusco, Pest, Peste

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