A multiagency educational effort focused on enhancing the early detection of invasive pests that threaten agriculture, nursery industries, and natural areas. Our website provides scripted presentations for educators of Master Gardeners, small farm producers, nursery growers, public garden staff, and state park personnel. Our website also directly links interested members of the public and past workshop attendees to Florida-focused e-Learning modules which are offered through the UF/IFAS Plant Biosecurity University canvas catalog.
The Mosquito Biodiversity Enhancement and Control of Non-native Species (BEACONS) working group has members from Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and North and South Carolina, and consists of academic researchers, mosquito control personnel and senior management, private pest control, state public health and agriculture entities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A cooperative effort between the industry, University of Florida IFAS, and Department of Agriculture Consumer Services whose mission is to be a world leader in training the pest control industry by delivering quality instruction using science-based information on current technologies, with concern for the environment, and human health and well-being.
For questions or comments regarding this site and the UF IFAS Invasive Species Council, contact Emily Bell, UF/IFAS Invasive Species Extension Coordinator.