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Florida First Detector First Fridays

June 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


June 10, 2024

Recap of June 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In June, we dove into the basics of nematodes. Nematodes are all around the word, many are free living and some are parasitic on plants and animals. On plants, their damage can look ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, Nematodes, Roundworms
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

July First Friday with Florida First Detector


July 11, 2023

Recap of July First Friday with Florida First Detector In July's First Friday with Florida First Detector, we talked about invasive caterpillars that feed on vegetable crops. Florida's agriculture industry is home to a wide variety of high ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detetction, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg
Florida First Detector First Fridays

April First Friday with Florida First Detector


April 10, 2023

Recap of April First Friday with Florida First Detector In April, we started to learn about wood boring insects. Some of the most common types of wood boring insects are beetles with many species in the families Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, Emerald Ash Borer, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetetcor, Invasive Species, Longhorned Beetles, SeminoleCountyAg
2023 Seminole County Farm Tour MAarch 24, 2023, 8:30AM-4PM.

A Recap of the 2023 Seminole County Farm Tour


March 28, 2023

What was the 2023 Seminole County Farm Tour? On the morning of Friday, March 24, 2023, we embarked on our journey of learning about local agriculture and food systems. Two busses started at the UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Office and then ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , WORK & LIFE
Tags: Farm Tour, Food Systems, FoodisOurMiddleName, Fresh Form Florida, SeminoleCountyAg, Think Local
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

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