Mosquito Control Impoundments (ENY648S/IN192)

Figure 5.  The Banana River project.A mosquito control impoundment is a salt marsh or mangrove forest with an earthen dike around the perimeter that allows the area to be artificially flooded during the mosquito breeding season. Since the seventies, research has shown that impounding can have severe environmental impacts on the marshes and the adjoining estuary. So, over 12,600 hectares of the original 16,185 of impoundments have been rehabilitated in some fashion. This 6-page fact sheet was written by Jorge R. Rey and C. Roxanne Connelly, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, June 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in192

FOR260/FR322 Persea palustris, Swamp Bay

FOR260, a 2-page fact sheet by Michael G. Andreu, Melissa H. Friedman, Mary McKenzie, and Heather V. Quintana, describes this native evergreen found in swamps, wet flatwoods, and on the edges of canals and marshes, whose fruit is a good food source for birds and mammals, and the leaves are eaten by larvae of the swallowtail butterfly — scientific and common names, description, allergen and applications. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, June 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fr322

FOR259/FR321 Avicennia germinans, Black Mangrove

FOR259, a 2-page fact sheet by Michael G. Andreu, Melissa H. Friedman, Mary M. Hudson, and Heather V. Quintana, describes this coastal evergreen tree native to Florida and found on mudflats and coasts throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions in the Americas — scientific and common names, description, allergen, storm tolerance, and applications. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, June 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fr321