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Category: Invasive Species

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

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters’s rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the… 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

UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County weed biological control agent projects over the years

Air Potato Leaf Beetles

Natural resource management has been my area of expertise at the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County.  Invasive plant management has been a persistent issue needing my attention.  Fortunately for Floridians, UF/IFAS research and extension faculty… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 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… Read More

Biological Control Successes in Florida

air potato leaf beetles

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… Read More