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
We're ending our Happy Halloweeding series with one of the spookiest invasive weeds of all - lantana. Lantana strigocamara (also know as Lantana camara) is listed by the Global Invasive Species Database as one of the worst invasive species ... READ MORE
As the colors begin to change in other parts of the country, many begin to desire the fall reds and golds here as well. Some of our native trees do get lovely fall color, particularly the hickories that turn gold and the sweetgums that turn ... READ MORE
Mosquito BEACONS working group is back in action
On Thursday July 7th 2022, the Mosquito BEACONS working group welcomed its membership into the 2022/2023 season. We were joined by returning members from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
Some invasive plants can radically alter landscapes making them look like monocultures, alien, or even
relatively ugly. In South Florida, Brazilian pepper and old-world climbing fern come to mind. However, there are exceptions. The cat’s-claw ... READ MORE
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