Brazilian peppertree biological control release for October 24, 2019

Event Location

Adams Ranch

26003 Orange Ave. (State Road 68)

Fort Pierce FL

NEWS RELEASE: Biological Control of Brazilian Peppertree

Event Program Speakers
  • Master of Ceremonies, Ronald D. Cave, Director for the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce 
  • Keynote: Ken Pruitt, Former Florida Senate President who Championed Appropriations to begin Biocontrol Research at the UF/IFAS Norman C. Hayslip Biological Control and Research Containment Laboratory
  • Jim Cuda, Professor of Entomology and Fulbright Scholar
  • Carey Minteer, Assistant Professor of Entomology, Weed Science
  • Mike Adams, President of Adams Ranch

Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts: Classical Biological Control

UF/IFAS at the IRREC Norman C. Hayslip Biological Control and Research Containment Laboratory

UF/IFAS at the Gainesville Department of Entomology

  • Jim Cuda, Professor of Entomology and Fulbright Scholar
  • Office:352-273-3921
  • jcuda@ufl.edu

Subject Matter Expert: Community Outreach and Education

  • Ken Gioeli, Extension Agent IV/Natural Resources & Environment
  • UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension, St. Lucie County
  • Office: 772-462-1627
  • Cell: 772-216-1000
  • ktgioeli@ufl.edu

Fact Sheets Available for downloading 

High Resolution Images Available for downloading 

Early researchers of Biological Control for Brazilian Peppertree and Research Timeline

A Brazilian peppertree thrips on a Brazilian peppertree leaf