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How do I know which weeds are invasive? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is an invasive weed? There are a lot of weeds out there! Some are more problematic than others, but not all of them are invasive. Invasive… Read More

How do we manage invasive weeds? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is integrated pest management? Integrated pest management (IPM) is the combination of various tactics to manage pest populations. You can think of it like a tool… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in rural areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in rural areas and what should I know about them?  In rural areas, invasive species can run rampant. Often, rural areas go unmanaged… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in urban areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in urban areas and what should I know about them?  Land managers use pesticides to eradicate established invasives, so avoiding these species not only… Read More

What is an invasive weed? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is a weed? To understand what an invasive weed is, we must first learn what is a weed! A weed is any plant that is growing… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – What Is Precision Agriculture?

What is Precision Agriculture? Agriculture production highly depends on water and soil factors. Not long ago, farming practices were fairly uniform. It was difficult for farmers to treat site-specifically based on land variability and soil characteristics. There is… Read More

Living fossils saving lives

The COVID-19 vaccine has slowly rolled out to states across the country. Behind the scenes an ancient marine creature with ten eyes, twelve legs and magical, milky blue blood is being utilized worldwide for testing vaccines and sterility… Read More

UF’s Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab help launch online tropical forest restoration tool

Tropical forests cover about 10% of land on Earth. Yet, these habitats are home to one-half to two-thirds of all species on Earth and store 40% of terrestrial carbon. Over half of all tropical forests have been removed… Read More