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November 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector


November 6, 2023

Recap of November 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector In November, we looked at some more Hemipteran pests and focused on invasive whiteflies, aphids, psyllids, and more. These insects all have a piercing sucking mouth part. Many ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg

September 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector


September 5, 2023

Recap of September 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector For our September First Fridays with Florida First Detector, we revisited some basics about invasive species and their impacts on Florida. An invasive species is a non-native ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg

August First Friday with Florida First Detector


August 7, 2023

Recap of August First Friday with Florida First Detector In August, we talked about invasive pests on citrus. Historically, the citrus industry has been super important in Florida and continued to be today. Despite challenges in citrus production ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Biosecurity, Citrus, Early Detection, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg

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

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

June First Friday with Florida First Detector


June 5, 2023

Recap of June First Friday with Florida First Detector Oak trees are important to our environment with various species growing throughout the world and 24 species native to Florida (90 in the U.S.). With the wide distribution of oaks, especially ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg

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

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

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

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