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
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
What is World Food Day?
World Food Day is an internationally day celebrated to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Every year, World Food Day is held on October 16. The day brings ... READ MORE
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
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 virtual ... READ MORE
What is World Pest Day?
Today, June 6th, is National World Pest Day! World Pest Day was first celebrated on June 6, 2017 and has since become an annual event. The day is recognized to bring awareness to the problems pests can cause and the ... READ MORE
By Tina McIntyre, MS, CEP, FCHP, Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent & Dr. Morgan Pinkerton, DPM, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent; University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County
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FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida
We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE
Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County
What is an invasive weed?
There are a lot of weeds out there! Some are more problematic than others, but not all of them are invasive. Invasive weeds are plants ... READ MORE