Invasive Exotics

This episode focuses on the importance of controlling invasive exotic plants, insects, and animals. Join host Dr. Mark Hostetler as he informs people about the importance of controlling the spread of invasive exotics, including introduced plants (Chinese tallow trees, wild taro, water hyacinths, and melaleuca trees), fire ants, and even released pets such as the large Nile monitor lizard. Options are explored for homeowners and landowners alike to control invasive species in their own communities.

Learn more about invasive exotic plants.

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Series Sponsors: International Paper Foundation, Southern Agriculture Research and Education Group (USDA), Progress Energy, Renewable Resources Extension Act, and Gainesville Regional Utilities.

Episode Resources

TAME Melaleuca

Chinese Tallow

Water Hyacinth

Wild Taro

Fire Ants

Nile Monitor Lizard

IFAS Assessment of the Status of Non-Native Plants in Florida

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council

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