Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential in managing our ecosystems.
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Co-Authored by: Alyssa Vinson and Katherine Clements
What are invasive species?
An invasive plant, animal or pest is one that is non-native (originating from another state or country), are able to reproduce and maintain self-sustaining ... READ MORE
CEU Seminars: 2021*
*All classes are webinars until further notice
Jan. 21 to Feb. 25, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – 6 weekly 1-hr modules LLO/LCLM/O&T/L&O CEUs; Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landscape-university-tickets-130498591801?aff
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An invasive species is an organism that causes ecological or economic harm in a new environment where it is not native*, and its introduction can be intentional or unintentional.
There are many kinds of invaders such as algae, plants, fungus, ... READ MORE
Do you know the song, "The ants go marching one by one; hurrah, hurrah"? Picture in place of the ants, grasshoppers. Not just any grasshopper, but the Eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera. If you have ever had the opportunity to cross ... READ MORE
A really tiny mite—almost imperceptible to the naked eye—can cause giant problems in the plant world.
Eriophyid mites are less than 1 mm in length, which makes them difficult to see. Yet, one female mite can lay up to 800 eggs, which ... READ MORE
Although it is certainly a challenge to maintain some semblance of normalcy as we continue to navigate the CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines, the UF/IFAS commitment to providing support for our clientele remains unchanged. Below ... READ MORE
It is our hope that you and your family are well and are staying safe. To say that these are trying times, is an understatement. However, the UF/IFAS Extension commitment to our community, clientele, and stakeholders, has not ... READ MORE
Have you been wondering about mosquitoes and the role they play in vectoring diseases, especially coronavirus/COVID-19? Well, they happen to take the dubious title of the deadliest animal on the planet, because of their ability to transmit many ... 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.
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