Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month!

In 2012, April was dedicated as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month by the USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service.  A lot of attention has been directed towards invasive aquatics (zebra mussels immediately come to mind of boaters everywhere), reptiles (who hasn't heard of the pythons in the Everglades), and a few plants (kudzu is the plant almost everyone knows) so during this month we will be occasionally posting about invasive pests and diseases of plants.  Let us know if there is a particular pest or disease  that you find interesting!

Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) by Jeffrey W. Lotz, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,