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Beach Vitex is Officially Declared a State Noxious Weed


December 18, 2020

Other common names: Roundleaf Chaste tree, Chasteberry, Monk’s Pepper Florida beach goers, have you strolled alongside coastal dune areas and seen this attractive, vining plant? You may have witnessed the presence of beach vitex (Vitex ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beach Vitex, Coastal Dune Plants, Dune Ecosystems, Dune Restoration, FLEPPC, Invasive Plants, Noxious Weeds, Vitex Rotundifolia

Meet the Jumping Worm: The invasive game changer


December 9, 2020

Description and origin Have you come across an 'earthworm' with an aggressive, wiggling behavior that left you curious? You may have encountered a jumping worm. Jumping worms are also known by several names, including Alabama jumper, crazy ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Have You Come Across An 'earthworm' With An Aggressive, Jumping Worms Constitute Several Non-native Amynthas Species Introduced Into The United States, Meet The Jumping Worm: The Invasive Game Changer, Wiggling Behavior That Left You Curious?

The Florida First Detector – A Virtual Episode about the invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle


August 25, 2020

The Florida First Detector (FFD) Program is here again, an opportunity for you to learn something new this Fall. This time we would be learning about invasive species identification and sample submission, more specifically about the invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Forests, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Asian Longhorned Beetle, The Florida First Detector Program

Should you be concerned about Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2?


April 22, 2020

What is Ralstonia solanacerum? It is a bacterial pathogen that can cause injury to different plants, including tomato, potato, vegetables, and some ornamentals. Occurrence: This pathogen is grouped into five different races and biovars because ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Ralstonia Solanacerum, Ralstonia Solanacerum In Florida, Regulated

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