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
On March 9, 2021, I worked with Extension Agent Kate Rotindo and her Florida Master Gardener volunteers to teach them about invasive pest plants on the Treasure Coast. As part of this training program, I asked the Master Gardeners to come ... READ MORE
Natural resource management has been my area of expertise at the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County. Invasive plant management has been a persistent issue needing my attention. Fortunately for Floridians, UF/IFAS research and extension faculty ... READ MORE
Q: I’ve been told melaleuca mulch can cause allergies and smells terrible. Should we be concerned about adding it to the landscape?
A: Melaleuca, Melaleuca quinquenervia, also known as punk tree, paperbark tree, or cajeput, is an invasive, ... READ MORE