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Newly banned beach weed threatens sea turtle nesting sites

With this year’s sea turtle nesting season nearing its conclusion in Florida, many of the protected species’ newest hatchlings have completed their first big journey from their sandy nests to the water. But a crawling plant introduced to… Read More

Graduate Student Highlight: Jackson Jablonski

Jackson Jablonski is an agronomy master’s student focusing on invasive plants. Cuban bullrush management is his main project with graduate supervisor Dr. Candice Prince. At the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, Jackson has contributed to projects… Read More

UF/IFAS CAIP Affiliate Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Brent Sellers

By Olivia Doyle, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant After serving as interim director for around a year, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) affiliate faculty member, Dr. Brent Sellers transitioned into… Read More

Water lettuce, Pista stratiotes: Native…Invasive…Or does it really matter?

By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Water lettuce is an extremely common floating plant in Florida. This leafy plant can be observed from north to south and has the tendency to grow… Read More

Water lettuce, Pista stratiotes: Manage it, or let nature take its course?

By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Water lettuce is one of the usual suspects, a common troublemaker, targeted for management on just about every lake and stream in Florida every year. This… Read More

Suspicious Seed Packets New Updates From FDACS

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has updated their recommendations for residents receiving suspicious seed packets by mail. Why is this a concern for Florida residents? The types of seed in the packages remains unknown… Read More

Fly Trapping Plant That Does NOT Eat its Catch

Most people have heard about bug-trapping plants that sustain themselves by digesting and absorbing nutrients from bugs that they catch. This gives them the option of living in soils of low fertility that other plants cannot tolerate. Good… Read More

The Virtues of Mechanical Harvesting

By: Dr. James Leary, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Faculty Florida’s lakes are shallow, warm and highly productive ecosystems. The nutrient-rich waters support an abundance of plants and wildlife. The plants living in these freshwater systems… 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

Winter: Friend or Foe to Invasive Plants?

By Dr. Candice Prince, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants & UF Agronomy Faculty A common joke in Florida is that only has two seasons: hot, and hotter. Tourists flock to the state during the winter months… Read More