Division of Plant Industry

As a regulatory agency of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Division of Plant Industry works to detect, intercept and control plant and honey bee pests that threaten Florida’s native and commercially grown plants and agricultural resources.

Mailing Address

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Plant Industry
1911 SW 34th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608-1201
(352) 395-4700
(352) 395-4610 Fax
1-888-397-1517 Helpline
(352) 395-4600 (Helpline Number, Outside of the United States)



Division of Plant Industry informational and training videos and public service announcements.

Hot Topics

Oriental Fruit Fly Program — Miami-Dade County 2015

Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants [ Adobe PDF Document 24.07 MB ]

Texas Peach Caribbean Fruit Fly Protocol 2014 [ Adobe PDF Document 42.74 KB ]

Apiary Rulemaking Draft and Sample Beekeeper Compliance Agreement

Florida Apiary/Citrus Industry Link — Mapping Service

Giant African Land Snails

Citrus Health Response Program

Travelers Don't Pack a Pest

Plant & Pest Permit Information

Pest Alerts

Venomous Spiders

Moving Plants to Florida

Laurel Wilt

Conehead Termite


Weed of the Month

Tomato Leafminer, Tuta absoluta

You Can Help Protect Florida Agriculture

Don't Move Firewood — Firewood may contain insect pests and plant diseases that could easily spread to other locations. The best way to protect your forest is to use firewood from the area where you plan to burn it.

Declare Agricultural Items — Don't Pack a Pest — Unsuspecting travelers bring in plants, animals, animal products, food and other agricultural items that can contain harmful pests and diseases. When you travel ... declare agricultural items and don't pack a pest.

Save the Guac — Learn more about the insect and disease threatening avocados, and what you can do to help. Laurel wilt disease, caused by a fungus transmitted by the invasive redbay ambrosia beetle, kills avocado and other trees in the laurel family. These insects can enter Florida on infested firewood and host trees from unregistered nurseries.

Recent DPI Publications

Plant Pathology Circular 382 (revised): Alternanthera Mosaic Virus in Portulaca species [ Adobe PDF Document 305.02 KB ]

Entomology Circular 428: Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Recently Immigrant to Florida [ Adobe PDF Document 248.33 KB ]

Entomology Circular 427: Woolly oak aphids in Florida (Hemiptera: Aphididae) [ Adobe PDF Document 564.58 KB ]

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