Florida First Detector
Florida First Detector is a multiagency educational effort focused on enhancing the early detection of exotic, invasive pests that threaten agriculture, nursery industries, and natural areas. Our website provides scripted presentations for educators of Master Gardeners, small farm producers, nursery growers, public garden staff, and state park personnel. Our website also directly links interested members of the public and past workshop attendees to Florida-focused e-Learning modules which are offered through the UF-IFAS Plant Biosecurity University canvas catalog.
Our program is a cooperative effort between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), the University of Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program (CAPS), the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), Protect U.S. and the Sentinel Plant Network (SPN).