Air Potato Beetle Release Forms for Florida

 The US Department of Agriculture, the Florida Department of Agriculture and the University of Florida are working together to rear and release air potato beetles in Florida.  USDA and FDACS are concentrating releases on public lands, while UF is rearing beetles for release on private lands. The rearing facilities are located in Fort Lauderdale (USDA), Gainesville (FDACS) and Fort Pierce, (FDACS and UF).  Releases are made between May and October when air potato plants are actively growing.

Instructions for Obtaining Beetles

Step 1: Please click on the map below.

Step 2: Please select the appropriate application based on your location. 

Area 1: Air potato leaf beetle release decisions will be based on program priorities and conducted on a first come, first served basis while supplies last until the end of November. Fill out the form for Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties and email to Min.Rayamajhi@ARS.USDA.GOV

Area 1 Request Form
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Area 2: Air potato leaf beetle release decisions will be based on program priorities and conducted on a first come, first served basis while supplies last until the end of October. Fill out the form below for Other Remaining Counties in Florida and email to Christopher.Kerr@freshfromflorida.com

Area 2 Request Form
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USDA ARS

USDA APHIS

FDACS

UF/IFAS

St Lucie County

Florida Fish and Wildlife