Learn about efforts to manage invasive Brazilian peppertree using biological control agents.
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For their Florida Master Naturalist Uplands course final project, Marko Sillanpaa and Chloe Lloyd conducted observational research on rainbow agamas on the Florida Treasure Coast. I served as overall course instructor and Ellen Butler served as their final project… Read More
A UF/IFAS publication is available showcasing biological control success stories in Florida. UF/IFAS Research and Extension specialists are addressing the invasive plant and insect problem in Florida. These experts develop integrated pest management techniques that often incorporate the… Read More
Click on the image below to download your free copy of the Brazilian peppertree integrated management guide for 2019.
The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and partner agencies are hosting a series of field demonstration days throughout central and south Florida focusing on Brazilian peppertree biological control. Topics addressed… Read More
Post Hurricane Landscape Tips We were fortunate to escape the wraths of Hurricane “Dorian” recently but here in St. Lucie County we still got a lot of wind and some heavy down pours too. We could still see… Read More
The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little notice. But there are… Read More
UF/IFAS Faculty Celebrate Successful Completion of the Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program
Research and extension faculty with UF/IFAS have reached successful completion of the five-year Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program. UF/IFAS project partners are: Dr. Carey Minteer (lead) with the Indian River Research and Education Center and Ken Gioeli… Read More
Is Your Yard Ready for Hurricane Season? Living in South Florida it is hard not to get anxious about the summer storms. Hurricane season runs from the beginning of June thru November. When everyone is busy preparing their… Read More
The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia… Read More