Summer is here- and so are the air potato vines…

We are still receiving many e-mails from members who have lots of returning air potato vines with no beetles, or maybe just no beetles yet. Over the last few weeks we have observed the beetles returning to sites all over Central Florida, and beetles have been found as far away as the Florida Panhandle and Alabama. This blog post may help you better determine whether your beetles have returned or not:

http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/stlucieco/2018/07/11/where-are-my-air-potato-beetles/

We are looking for more volunteers…

Especially in North Florida, the Panhandle, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana. If you are from one of these areas please help spread the word about our program and how people in these states can order their own air potato beetles. We have press releases, newsletter and newspaper articles to share, so no matter where you live we are happy to provide materials to anyone who wants to help promote the program in their community.

We’re having a contest!

Last summer we had a photo contest (you can see the details Here and our winners Here). Everyone had fun, we gave away some prizes, so we are going to do it again in August! The details are still being worked out, but this year the prizes will include custom designed Air Potato Patrol T-shirts. So watch your e-mail for more details!

Ordering beetles for your property…

If you would like to order air potato beetles for your property, here is a Link to the order form. Just print, fill out the form and mail it in to receive a free order of beetles.