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Category: UF/IFAS Research

UF/IFAS CAIP Undergrad Awarded with the 2021 – John Jachetta Undergraduate Research Award from WSSA

By Cayla Romano, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Conrad Oberweger, an undergraduate research student at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) has been awarded the 2021 John… Read More

When is a permit needed to pull the weeds in my lakefront?

By Kelli Gladding, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Biological Scientist  Spring has sprung in Florida and now is the time to get ready for outdoor activities! Though never fun, it may be important… Read More

Do Aquatic Herbicides Cause Sores on Fish?

By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants What is that!?! The fish I caught has sores! People around the state have been increasingly reporting fish with abnormalities or sores… Read More

Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage

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By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage: Aquatic Herbicide Applications Insufficient herbicide spray coverage can result in poor weed control requiring repeated… Read More

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

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This year, National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) spans from February 22-26. The goal of NISAW is to spread awareness of invasive species and the impact they have. In recognition of NISAW, the UF/IFAS Center… Read More

Waterhyacinth: A Past Memory or a Current Problem?

Mechanical Harvester Waterhyacinth

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Waterhyacinth is a free-floating plant that produces a showy and very attractive blue/purple flower. As they bunch together and bloom, it provides a… Read More

Necessity of Aquatic Plant Management

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Aquatic plant management is necessary for recreation, navigation, biodiversity and more. Invasive plants harm Florida’s natural environment and lead to a loss of biodiversity and ecosystem health. They usually cannot be completely eradicated and will… Read More

Aquatic Plant Management Agencies

Laws are in place to protect Florida from invasive plants. Some laws limit or restrict the transport or possession of certain plants. The management and control of these plants is directed by various managing agencies…. Read More

Aquatic Plant Management Techniques

Aquatic plants can be managed by biological, chemical, mechanical, physical and integrated control techniques. Invasive plant management is a big issue in Florida. State agencies, the federal government, water management districts, counties and cities spend… Read More

UF/IFAS CAIP Scientists Educate About Aquatic Invasive Plant Control

The UF / IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) is a multidisciplinary research, teaching and extension unit. As extension being one of the pillars of CAIP’s mission, the team of researchers works hard… Read More