UGA Extension Office

Invasive Species Management

 

Camden County Extension is proud to be partnering with other state agencies to develop invasive species initiatives including work with the Air Potato Vine and the Island Apple Snail.

 


 

Air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera, is a highly invasive vine from Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.  Camden County Extension has partnered with the Georgia Forestry Commission to fight the air potato infestation in Camden County.  For more information on air potato and our initiatives to fight it please contact Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Jessica Warren, see our Air Potato Ecology and Management brochure or the websites listed. 

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-directory/dioscorea-bulbifera/

http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/environment/air_potato.shtml

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag112

 

 


Island apple snails, Pomacea maculata, are invasive snails native to South America that are very damaging to lake and pond ecosystems.  These snails have been documented in several ponds throughout Camden County.  Camden County Extension is working with the Department of Natural Resources to reduce the populations of these very large and destructive snails.  For more information please contact Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Jessica Warren, or see the University of Georgia's brochure on the Island Apple snail, Coastal Georgia CISM's brochure and website below.

 

http://www.anstaskforce.gov/spoc/applesnail.php