Traveling to Florida — What you need to know

If you are looking to travel to Florida for a quick trip to the breezy beaches or thrilling theme parks, visit family and friends, or coming to stay permanently, here are some tips to follow to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe experience benefiting both you and all of Florida’s residents, agriculture and natural resources. If you are planning to … More Traveling to Florida — What you need to know

Dr. Paul Skelley – Research trip to Brazil

In September, one of our entomologists, Dr. Paul Skelley, was invited to travel to Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, Brazil by Fernando Vaz-de-Mello, a professor at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, to be a guest scholar of the Department of Biology and Zoology. The Department of Biology and Zoology has a visiting scholar program, which encourages international research … More Dr. Paul Skelley – Research trip to Brazil

Here’s What Our Industry Insider Says About Native Plant Month.

October is National Native Plant Month. To celebrate, we asked Dr. Patti Anderson, a botanist here at DPI, to write a guest blog sharing some of her favorite plants. Be sure to read through the end of her blog, where Patti shares a special treat! Native plant month should be big news in Florida because … More Here’s What Our Industry Insider Says About Native Plant Month.

GALS 7th Anniversary

September marks the seventh anniversary of the giant African land snail eradication program. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture ave been at the forefront of the program in South Florida since its inception in 2011. From the beginning, the eradication program has made … More GALS 7th Anniversary

Happy Farmer’s Fourth!

Americans have celebrated the Fourth of July as the day the 13 original colonies separated from England and declared their independence in 1776.  But did you know that farmers celebrate the Fourth of July for an entirely different reason? In America’s early days the west was still new territory and largely used as vast agricultural land. The creation of … More Happy Farmer’s Fourth!