Welcome to the Division of Plant Industry. As a regulatory agency of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, DPI works to detect, intercept and control plant and honey bee pests that threaten Florida’s native and commercially grown plants and agricultural resources.
April, 2013: Pennisetum polystachion, missiongrass, thin napiergrass, West Indian pennisetum, feathery pennisetum
A troublesome grass from Africa, now established throughout the tropics and subtropics.
- Africanized Honey Bee
- Asian Ambrosia Beetle
- Bean Plataspid
- Boll Weevil
- Cassava Lace Bug
- Citrus Black Spot
- Citrus Greening
- Colony Collapse Disorder
- Downy Mildew on Impatiens
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Exotic Fruit Flies
- Fig Whitefly
- Giant African Land Snail
- Laurel Wilt Disease
- Lobate Lac Scale
- Love Bug
- Mediterranean Fruit Fly
- Mikania micrantha
- Nipaecoccus viridis
- Pink Hibiscus Mealybug
- Potato Psyllids
- Soybean Rust
- Spotted Wing Drosophila
- Sudden Oak Death
- Texas Phoenix Palm Decline
- Tree Termite
- Tropical Soda Apple
- Venomous Spiders
Frequently Asked Questions
- Find a Local Office
- Toll-free Helpline: 888.397.1517
- Outside of the U.S.: 352.334.0970
Apiary Rulemaking Draft and Sample Beekeeper Compliance Agreement
Apiary Rulemaking Draft - Draft for proposed rule text, chapter 5B-54 - Apiary Rulemaking 2.0.
Sample Beekeeper Compliance Agreement - Best management requirements for maintaining European honeybee colonies.
April 5, 2013 Workshop Summary
A moth native to South America, tuta absoluta (Meyrick) is a devastating pest of tomatoes and related crops. more...
Inmates learn about beekeeping thanks to a new inmate re-entry program in conjunction with the Florida Department of Corrections more...
A pest new to the continental United States found infesting violets in Volusia County. more...
A specimen was collected in Goethe State Forest (Levy County), a new state record. more...
Golden false beardgrass, lovegrass, Mackie's pest, a noxious weed new to the continental United States found in Miami-Dad County. more...
A White Grub Pest New to Florida. more...
Conehead termites attack homes and buildings, as well as lumber and wood products and are capable of causing widespread damage. more...
Scientists with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Servicesí Division of Plant Industry have confirmed rat lungworm parasite in samples of giant African land snails collected as part of the ongoing eradication program in Miami-Dade County. more...
Florida is on the lookout for the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. more...
New to North America, this pest was recently discovered in Apopka. more...
The recently confirmed presence indicates a reemergence of the Tree termite, Nasutitermes corniger. more...
Laurel Wilt Disease has been identified in avocado production area of Miami-Dade County. more...
Several species of whiteflies continue to infest South Florida landscapes causing hardship for homeowners and the commercial industry.
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.
Learn the requirements for shipping produce into Florida (for consumption). More...
Learn more about these invasive insects and what to do in case of an attack. More...
What you need to know about bringing plants into the state. More...
Recent DPI Publications
Two genera of woolly oak aphids occur in Florida, each including one known native Florida species. more...
The genus Hymenocallis ranges through the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate regions of the New World. more...
A defoliator of olives and privet, recently discovered to have been established in Florida for many years. more...