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Learn about air potatoes

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Begins: July 12, 2019 10:00 am
Ends: July 12, 2019 12:00 pm

Have air potatoes invaded your property? If so, you can engage the insect world in your battle against the noxious weeds.

A representative from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will educate folks about the invasive plant and the beetle that eats it (and only it) during programs at two public libraries:

  • 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 11, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. (The county‚Äôs master gardeners will conduct a plant clinic at the same time.)
  • 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 12, at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.

Residents who complete and return a form by July 5 can pick up some beetles to take home with them. To obtain the form, visit www.volusia.org/horticulture or call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension at 386-822-5778.