Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More
Category: Invasive Species
Learn about efforts to manage invasive Brazilian peppertree using biological control agents.
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
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
By Dr. Christopher Kerr1 and Dr. Carey Minteer2 1: Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville FL 2: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Indian Rover Research and Education Center,… Read More
Despite producing red “holly-like” berries during the holiday season, Brazilian peppertree is not a native Florida holly. People who mistake this plant for a Florida holly might be in for a rude surprise. Brazilian peppertree is more closely… Read More
Its time to remember to do your part to manage mosquitoes on your property. Take time to look for standing water and dump it. Clean out your gutters. Purchase UF research-backed mosquito repellents. Infographic Poster @ IFASBooks ZIka… Read More