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Asian Giant Hornet, Vespa mandarinia

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May 14, 2020

I am getting some calls from people asking about the Asian Giant Hornet or the “murder hornet”. Vespa mandarinia, is native to Japan and can be found in many other countries throughout Asia. The first colony that was discovered outside of ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, Hornet, Invasive Pest, Wasp

What is wrong with the Sabal palm?

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April 2, 2020

It’s difficult to believe that our state tree, Sabal palmetto, is presenting some difficulties. For me, Sabals are a bullet proof plant, until recently… What is the culprit? Lethal bronzing disease (LBD)! It used to be called Texas ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Landscape, Miami, Palms, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension, Workshop

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

OFF 2018 Eradication Program in Miami-Dade County

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June 6, 2018

Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) Update (as of 06/06/18): The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of three Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. There ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Bactrocera, Eradication, Florida, Invasive, Map, Miami-Dade County, Mosca Oriental De La Fruta, OFF, Oriental Fruit Fly, Pest

New insect pest in Miami-Dade County

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May 24, 2018

What is it? There is a new insect pest found in Miami-Dade County. An armored scale, to be specific, it is called the phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) that can affect ornamental plants. Where can it be found? The distribution of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bug, CAPS, DPI, FDACS, Fiorina, Florida, Insect, Insecto, Invasive, Miami-Dade, Pest, Peste, Plaga, Scale, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Python Management Plan Workshop in Homestead, FL

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November 2, 2017

The Burmese python, a large nonvenomous constrictor, is an invasive species in Florida. These snakes are currently found primarily in and around the Everglades, where they represent a serious threat to native wildlife. “Over the past 20 ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Wildlife
Tags: #FWS, Florida, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Free Workshop, Management, Python

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