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Category: Invasive Species

National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Four of Florida’s Invasive Plants

By Olivia Doyle, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Plants are introduced to environments both intentionally and unintentionally for various reasons. More than 4,000 plant species are found in Florida and 1,300 of these… Read More

A Way to Fight Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia)

In Florida, Brazilian Peppertree is listed as a noxious weed and category-1 invasive plant according to Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC).  It was originally introduced to Florida from South America as a pretty ornamental shrub during the… Read More

Stand Up & Holler for UF/IFAS!

It’s Gator Nation Giving Day! When you give to UF/IFAS, you partner with a network of faculty, students and volunteers who are creating positive and lasting change in Florida and beyond. “Stand up and holler” for the UF/IFAS… Read More

Horseback riders address invasive species problem across Florida

A UF/IFAS Extension program educates outdoor enthusiasts to report invasive plant species with a unique vantage point – from horseback. In doing so, participants can help UF/IFAS reduce some of the invasive species that cost the United States… Read More

UF professor honored as 2020 Outstanding Educator by Southern Weed Science Society

By Shelby Oesterreicher GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS) recognized University of Florida professor Stephen Enloe with its 2020 Outstanding Educator Award (OEA) at the organization’s 73rd annual meeting in late January in Biloxi, Mississippi. Enloe is a… Read More

Pesticide Applicator Licensing in Florida

Pesticide Licensing and Training in Alachua County In order to apply restricted use pesticides in the state of Florida, one must obtain and maintain a pesticide applicator’s license.  Regulation of these licenses is the responsibility of the Florida… Read More

Graduate Student Highlight: Jacob Thayer

Jacob Thayer, originally from Jupiter, Florida, is a graduate assistant with the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) majoring in agronomy with a focus in aquatic plant management. Majoring in forest resources and conservation, Jacob worked… Read More

February Flora and Fauna Festival

All roads lead to the UF Entomology & Nematology Department this (February 8th and 9th) weekend for the first edition of the February Flora and Fauna Festival hosted by the Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM) program. You are… Read More

UF launches new online graduate certificate program addressing nuisance plants

As a youngster growing up in Buffalo, New York, Mike Sowinski wanted to work with bald eagles. Through his college biology and fisheries management courses, he became interested in what the birds eat – fish. Sowinski established a… Read More