The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has updated their recommendations for residents receiving suspicious seed packets by mail.
Why is this a concern for Florida residents?
The types of seed in the packages ... READ MORE
Join UF/IFAS Extension Agent, Shannon Carnevale, to learn about cane toads and Cuban treefrogs.
Invasive species, like cane toads and Cuban treefrogs, are species that (a) are nonnative to a specified geographic area, (b) were introduced ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and partner agencies are hosting a series of field demonstration days throughout central and south Florida focusing on Brazilian peppertree biological ... READ MORE
Are you in a bit of a rush to get into the groove on preparing for a pesticide applicator exam?
UF/IFAS Extension Polk County may be able to help you speed it along with fast access to purchasing pesticide exam study manuals.
The ... READ MORE
Approximately 12 volunteers and 10 community partners joined together at Se7en Wetlands Park to inventory the area's plants, insects, and wildlife on Thursday, November 15, 2018 during the park's first ever BioBlitz event. Participants used ... READ MORE
Residents cannot request air potato leaf beetles for their property at this time. "Due to the large volume of requests, the air potato beetle program is not accepting new requests at this time. Please check back in October 2020 when ... READ MORE
As a partner in the Heartland CISMA, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County's Natural Resources program is pleased to offer a CEU opportunity to those who are interested in invasive species management, mapping, and identification skills.
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Plants and animals that live outside of their native ranges as a result of human activity are known as nonnative species. Although not all nonnative species become invasive, those that do have the ability to harm ecology, economy, and human ... READ MORE
Even the best prevention efforts cannot stop all invasive species but Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a critical second defense against the establishment of new invasive species populations. EDRR increases the likelihood that localized ... READ MORE