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Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) trapped in Florida

June 7, 2018

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the oriental fruit fly, which has the potential to be a severe pest to fruits and vegetables in Florida. The oriental fruit fly is commonly trapped by DPI and sometimes spurs eradication programs. This June, three ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bactrocera Dorsalis, Fruit Fly, Invasive Species, Oriental Fruit Fly

Feral Swine

May 25, 2018

Feral swine, Sus scrofa, were introduced to the United States by settlers in the 1500s as a food source. They were originally brought for agriculture, but escaped and released pigs have grown into a feral population across the US. They are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Eurasian Boar, Feral Pig, Feral Swine, Invasive Species, Piney Woods Rooter, Razorback, Russian Boar, Sus Scrofa, Wild Boar, Wild Hog, Wild Pig

Coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros

May 2, 2018

The coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, is a major pest of cultivated palm trees. It primarily attacks coconut and African oil palms, but it is also a threat to sugarcane, papaya, and pineapple crops. Economic losses occur due to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease
Tags: Coconut, Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, Invasive Species, Ornamental, Oryctes Rhinoceros, Palm

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