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Brazilian Peppertree

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


November 24, 2021

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 need help collecting Brazilian Peppertree ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biological Control, Brazilian Pepper, Brazilian Peppertree, Fort Pierce, Invasive
Air Potato Leaf Beetles

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


May 4, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #UFBugs, Air Potato, Biological Control, Brazilian Pepper, Invasive, Melaleuca, Tropical Soda Apple
air potato leaf beetles

Biological Control Successes in Florida


January 21, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Biological Control, Invasive Species
Air Potato Leaf Beetles

2019 Air Potato Challenge Day Events: Information and Registration


May 14, 2019

  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, and has a big appetite ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #UFBugs, #UFstory, Biological Control

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