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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 can you help stop the spread of invasive species? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County How can invasive weeds spread? Plants can't just get up and walk like we can, so how do they move to new locations? First, we should talk about plant reproduction ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
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
Weed wrangle week, air potato

How do we manage invasive weeds? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is integrated pest management? Integrated pest management (IPM) is the combination of various tactics to manage pest populations. You can think of it like ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CF CISMA, CISMA, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Species, IPM, Tina McIntyre, Weed Wrangle, Weeds
Weed wrangle week, air potato

What are some common invasive weeds in rural areas? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in rural areas and what should I know about them? In rural areas, invasive species can run rampant. Often, rural ... READ MORE

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

What are some common invasive weeds in urban areas? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in urban areas and what should I know about them? Land managers use pesticides to eradicate established invasives, ... READ MORE

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

What is an invasive weed? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is a weed? To understand what an invasive weed is, we must first learn what is a weed! A weed is any plant that is growing where it is not wanted, or competing ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CFCISMA, CISMA, Invasive Species, Stop The Spread, Tina McIntyre, Weed Wrangle, Weeds
Seeds in someones hand

Updates on Suspicious Seed Packets: How to properly dispose of seeds


September 2, 2020

What is going on with the seeds? If you have not heard about these suspicious seed packets, visit this blog post for the full story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes that the seeds may be part of a brushing scam. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: FDACS, Invasive Species, Mail, Seed Disposal, Seed Packages, Seed Packets, Seeds In Mail, Suspicious Packages, Suspicious Seeds, Unsolicited Seeds, USDA

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