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Tag: Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

The Heads Up On Roundup

A press release from Bayer recently stated that glyphosate will soon be removed from the residential lawn and garden market. This news, coupled with the fact that glyphosate supplies are currently low and difficult to obtain, has managers… Read More

Pesticide Resistance: Does it Really Matter?

The use of modern pesticides didn’t ramp up until the late 1940’s. This era provided a seemingly unending stream of new products that became increasingly more effective, selective, and consistent. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long until products started losing… Read More

Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage

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 applications and increased… Read More

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

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 for Aquatic and… Read More

Giant salvinia: A Sleeping Monster

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta) is an invasive floating fern from South America that prefers to stack up in slow moving water. Trust me, I know that… Read More

Waterhyacinth: A Past Memory or a Current Problem?

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 picturesque setting for… Read More

Necessity of Aquatic Plant Management

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 grow back quickly… 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. These include the… 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 $54-$56 million annually… 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 to educate agencies,… Read More