Modified from “Yams that Occur in Florida” by W. Overholt, Professor Emeritus UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center There are six species of yams (plants in the family Dioscoreaceae, note that sweet potatoes are not yams in… Read More
Tag: biological control
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 are working with… Read More
Learn about efforts to manage invasive Brazilian peppertree using biological control agents.
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
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
Air potato is one of Florida’s most problematic invasive plants. The air potato leaf beetle is a small but formidable enemy of this invasive plant. The insect is bright red, about the size of a pinky fingernail,… Read More