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.
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
Word | PDF
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
UF/IFAS Extension maintains an easy-to-use, comprehensive Web site, Solutions for Your Life.