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Florida First Detector First Fridays

May 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


May 6, 2024

Recap of May 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In May, we covered the basics of invasive snails and slugs. Snails and slugs are a type of mollusk called a gastropod. Slugs are different than snails in that they typically lack a ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Gals, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, Slugs, Snails
Florida First Detector First Fridays

April 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


April 8, 2024

Recap of April 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In April, we took a closer look at the pest group thrips (Order: Thysanoptera). While there are over 7,000 species of thrips around the world, only a handful of them are pests on ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, Ornamental Plants, Pest Alert, SeminoleCountyAg, Thrips
Florida First Detector First Fridays

March 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


March 4, 2024

Recap of March 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector Fruit crops are very important for Florida's agriculture industry. The state is a top producer for many tree fruits, berries, and melons. Despite challenges associated with citrus ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Fruit, Fruit Fly, Lime Swallowtail, Pests, SeminoleCountyAg
Florida First Detector First Fridays

February 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


February 5, 2024

Recap of February 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In this month's webinar, we talked about plant pathogens. A pathogen is any organism that causes disease. Some pathogens that can impact plants include fungi, bacteria, viruses, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bacteria, Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Fungi, Invasive Species, Nematodes, Virus
Florida First Detector First Fridays

January 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


January 8, 2024

Recap of January 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector For our first webinar of 2024, we focused on mites! As a group, mites are incredibly diverse. There are mites pretty much everywhere. You can find them on plants, animals, people, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Galls, Invasive Species, Mites, Plant Pests, SeminoleCountyAg
Florida First Detector First Fridays

December 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector


December 4, 2023

Recap of December 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector In this month's webinar, we focused on Hymenoptera, an order of insects that includes wasps, bees, ants, hornets and more. Hymenoptera is an extremely diverse order of insects. ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ants, Bees, Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Honeybees, Hornets, Hymenoptera, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg, Wasps
Florida First Detector First Fridays

November 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector


November 6, 2023

Recap of November 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector In November, we looked at some more Hemipteran pests and focused on invasive whiteflies, aphids, psyllids, and more. These insects all have a piercing sucking mouth part. Many ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg
Florida First Detector First Fridays

September 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector


September 5, 2023

Recap of September 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector For our September First Fridays with Florida First Detector, we revisited some basics about invasive species and their impacts on Florida. An invasive species is a non-native ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg
Florida First Detector First Fridays

August First Friday with Florida First Detector


August 7, 2023

Recap of August First Friday with Florida First Detector In August, we talked about invasive pests on citrus. Historically, the citrus industry has been super important in Florida and continued to be today. Despite challenges in citrus production ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Biosecurity, Citrus, Early Detection, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg
Florida First Detector First Fridays

First Fridays with Florida First Detector, Back again Sept 2023-2024!


July 17, 2023

What is Florida First Detector? Florida First Detector is a multiagency educational effort focused on enhancing the early detection of invasive pests that threaten agriculture, nursery industries, and natural areas. We offer in-person and ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Biosecurity, FFD23-24, Florida First Detector, Invasive Species, Plant Protection, SeminoleCountyAg

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