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Air Potato Leaf Beetles

UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County weed biological control agent projects over the years


May 4, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Air Potato, Biological Control, Brazilian Pepper, Invasive, Melaleuca, Tropical Soda Apple

A Way to Fight Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia)


February 21, 2020

In Florida, Brazilian Peppertree is listed as a noxious weed and category-1 invasive plant according to Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC). It was originally introduced to Florida from South America as a pretty ornamental shrub during ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, , Wildlife
Tags: Air Potato Vine, BCRCL, Biocontrol, Biocontrol Research, Brazilian Peppertree, Exotic Invasive Plants, Hayslip Lab, Invasive Plants, Thrips, Tropical Soda Apple, UF/IFAS Norman C. Hayslip Biological Control Research & Containment Laboratory

NISAW 2016 – Tropical Soda Apple


February 25, 2016

Florida ranchers know Tropical Soda Apple (TSA) as the “Plant from Hell”. It was first noticed in south Florida, but its seeds survive in the digestive tract of animals and it spread north through the movement of hay and cattle. TSA ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Florida Panhandle, Habitat Conservation, Invasive, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Of The Day, Invasives, Land Management, NISAW, NISAW2016, Panhandle Outdoors, Tropical Soda Apple, TSA

Prickly Invaders: Tropical Soda Apple and Spurweed


June 12, 2015

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Though tropical soda apple may sound like an exotic, fizzy drink, it is a conqueror of yards and gardens. Those little melon-like fruits may look cute, but the menacing thorns ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Farming, Florida, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Invasive, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Wakulla, Pest, Pest Management, Prickly, Sand Spur, Soda Apple, Spur, Spurweed, Tropical Soda Apple, UF-IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers


January 27, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Livestock
Tags: Biological Control, Entomology And Nematology, Gratiana Boliviana, Julio Medal, Tropical Soda Apple

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