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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

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
image of crops in a field and the world food day logo

World Food Day: Leave No One Behind


October 3, 2022

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Farm To Fork, Food Security, Food Systems, SeminoleCountyAg, WorldFoodDay

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

First Fridays with Florida First Detector


August 15, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, 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
stink bug on a peach

Celebrate World Pest Day Today!


June 6, 2022

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: CEUs, Licensing, Pest, Pest Control, Pesticides, SeminoleCountyAg, World Pest Day

Plant This Not That: A New Resource for Residents & Professionals to Avoid Invasive Plants!


October 19, 2021

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 Don’t wait, get your copy of this great ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Morgan Pinkerton, Sandra Wilson, UF/IFAS Assessment
Giant African Land Snail (Photo Credit: Lyle Buss, UF/IFAS

Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida


October 12, 2021

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eradication, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, News, South Florida
Weed wrangle week, air potato

Weed Wrangle© Week Activities with Central Florida CISMA


February 5, 2021

What is Weed Wrangle© Week? Weed Wrangle© Week is an annual event aimed at bringing together local volunteers to rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species. During this week, volunteers typically will gather for hands-on ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CF CISMA, CISMA, Invasive Species, Stop The Spread, Tina McIntyre, Weed Wrangle, Weeds
Weed wrangle week, air potato

How do I know which weeds are invasive? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

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

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CF CISMA, CISMA, FLEPPC, Invasive Species, Noxious Weeds, Stop The Spread, Tina McIntyre, USDA, Weed Wrangle, Weeds

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