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Using AI technology can find, help control smutgrass, which can take over pastures and cost ranchers plenty

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February 2, 2023

Smutgrass can spread quickly and take over grazing lands, leaving cattle with little left to eat. “It can completely invade a pasture within three years, if left untreated. It is quite common to see pastures in Southern Florida that are ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Invasive, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Smutgrass, UF IFAS Agronomy

UF expert explains how people can help prevent species from becoming invasive

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July 20, 2022

Florida crawls with invasive species: Burmese pythons, water hyacinths, Brazilian peppertrees. By taking a few precautions, we can lower the chances an animal or plant becomes invasive, says a University of Florida expert. Earlier this month, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Brazilian Peppertree, Burmese Python, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Deah Lieurance, Ecosystems, Establishment, Everglades, Invasive, Nonnative, Pets, Transport
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Giant African Land Snails: What You Need to Know

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July 6, 2022

By now you have heard about the discovery of Giant African Lands Snails in Pasco County, which is a nonnative, invasive mollusk. The area is currently under a quarantine which prohibits the movement of plant materials in or out of the New ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Giant African Land Snails, Invasive, Nonnative, Nonnative Species, Pests, Shannon Carnevale, Snails
Earleaf Acacia

My Internship Shadowing Experience: Working with Invasive Earleaf Acacia and a Potential Biocontrol Method

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June 1, 2022

My background My name is Sean M. 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. I was informed ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biological Control, Earleaf Acacia, Internship, Invasive
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How Long Until a New Species Becomes Invasive? Let’s Talk About The Lag Phase!


May 10, 2022

In 1898, Brazilian peppertree or Christmas berry (Schinus terebinthifolia) was imported to Florida from South America and sold as an ornamental plant for yards and landscapes. Its glossy leaves and bright red berries made it a gardening hit, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Invasive, Invasive Plant Management, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Invasive Species Research, Nonnative, Nonnative Plants, Nonnative Species, UF/IFAS CAIP, Ufifascaip

IPM Working Group Hosts Multi-State Workshop on Invasive Mosquitoes


February 4, 2022

BEACONS: Shedding Light on Invasive Mosquitoes in Southern Region USA On Monday January 24th 2022, the Mosquito BEACONS Working Group hosted a workshop on invasive mosquito bionomics and data management. We brought graduate students, mosquito ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Invasive, Mosquito, Mosquito BEACONS, SIPMC, UFIFASExtension

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