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Category: Invasive Species

Florida Master Naturalist Environmental Interpretation Course Begins Jan. 31, 2022

Roseate Spoonbill

The UF/ IFAS Extension St Lucie County is pleased to announce the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program Environmental Interpretation course. This FMNP course provides 24 hours of educational coursework including presentations, class discussions and on-your-own… Read More

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day – December 15th in Fort Pierce

Brazilian Peppertree

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day!!! The Minteer Lab at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce needs your help!  On December 15th from 8:30 AM – 1 PM, they… Read More

Brazilian Peppertree Biological Control UF/IFAS Extension Team Successfully Adapts to COVID-19 ”New Normal”

Brazilian Peppertree

Thank you to the project collaborators and students who made our Brazilian peppertree biological control extension program a success. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center and partners… Read More

Common Invasive Plants on the Treasure Coast

Brazilian Peppertree

On March 9, 2021, I worked with Extension Agent Kate Rotindo and her Florida Master Gardener volunteers to teach them about invasive pest plants on the Treasure Coast.  As part of this training program, I… Read More

Peters’s Rock Agama on the Treasure Coast

Rainbow agama

A new UF/IFAS EDIS document “Peters’s rock agama in Florida” is now available here. People throughout central and south Florida are seeing this eyecatching nonnative reptile.  This nonnative reptile species in Florida is most notable… Read More

UF/IFAS Faculty Celebrate Successful Completion of the Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program

Air Potato Leaf Beetles

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… Read More