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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

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
Florida First Detector First Fridays

March First Friday with Florida First Detector


March 6, 2023

Recap of March First Friday with Florida First Detector In March, we dove into the topic of invasive species on palm trees. From our landscapes to our natural areas, palms are a huge part of what makes Florida, uniquely Florida! In this month's ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, Palms, Seminole County Ag, SeminoleCountyAg
Florida First Detector First Fridays

February First Friday with Florida First Detector


February 6, 2023

Recap of February First Friday with Florida First Detector In February, we talked about Invasive Scale Insects and covered identification of species commonly found in Florida and a few that were recently detected in Florida. Scale insects ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Hemiptera, Insects, Invasive Species, Ornamental Plants, Palm Pests, Pests, Scale Insects, SeminoleCountyAg
Florida First Detector First Fridays

January First Friday with Florida First Detector


January 9, 2023

Recap of January First Friday with Florida First Detector In January, we talked all about stink bugs and other hemipteran insects. We focused on invasive insects in the subfamily Heteroptera. The subfamily Heteroptera includes not just ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Hemiptera, Insects, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg, Spotted Lantern Fly, Stink Bugs
Florida First Detector First Fridays

December First Friday with Florida First Detector


December 5, 2022

Recap of December First Friday with Florida First Detector On December 2nd, 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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, 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, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Bioscurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Gastropods, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg, Slugs, Snails
Florida First Detector First Fridays

November First Friday with Florida First Detector


November 7, 2022

Recap of November First Friday with Florida First Detector On November 4th, we dove into the basics on fruit flies. We focused specifically on true fruit flies in the family Tephritidae. These fruit flies have unique wings, often with a visible ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg
Florida First Detector First Fridays

October First Friday with Florida First Detector


October 11, 2022

Recap of October First Friday with Florida First Detector On October 7th, we covered  resources for identification of plant problems. This was the second class in our First Friday series that built upon the basics of invasive species that ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg
Florida First Detector First Fridays

September First Friday with Florida First Detector


September 8, 2022

Recap of September First Friday with Florida First Detector On September 2, 2022, we dove into an overview of invasive species Florida. An invasive species is a non-native species that causes economic or environmental harm or harm to humans. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg

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