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.
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
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
A successful new program is connecting Floridians managing invasive air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) with a biological control agent: the air potato leaf beetle (Lilioceris cheni). Researchers with the USDA ARS Invasive Plant Research Laboratory in Fort Lauderdale demonstrated… Read More