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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

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

Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica Thunb.) now a State Noxious Weed


January 8, 2021

  Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica Thunb.) is one of the recent additions to the Florida State Noxious Weed List. Belonging to the family Caprifoliaceae, alongside other popular vining and hardy shrub ornamental species, it ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL Natives, Honeysuckle, Invasive Ornamentals, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Japanese Honeysuckle

Giant African land snail: APHIS use criteria to deregulate quarantined areas in Miami-Dade county


February 21, 2019

APHIS and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) collaborated to develop the protocol for removing areas from quarantine.   Click on the link to go to the official NAPPO alert: https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=781   Check ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Gals, Giant African Land Snail

Featured Creatures Roundup


April 30, 2018

There have been six new Featured Creatures articles published so far in 2018! Check out these great extension publications and more at the Featured Creatures website. Insect name (Link to article) Photo Authors Tomato hornworm, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Armed Spiders, Dark Southern Drywood Termite, Dimorphic Jumper, Featured Creatures, Kalotermes Approximatus, Maevia Inclemens, Manduca Quinquemaculata, Nabis Capsiformis, Palamedes Swallowtail, Pale Damsel Bug, Papilio Palamedes, Phoneutria, Tomato Hornworm

New on Featured Creatures! The tawny crazy ant (previously known as Caribbean crazy ant)


January 12, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Nylanderia fulva was previously confused with Nylanderia pubens (Synonym: Paratrechina pubens). Nylanderia fulva is native ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ants, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Pest Alert

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