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Tag: Natural Resources

Working at UF/IFAS CAIP is a Family Tradition

In 1979, Dan Thayer wrote a letter to Dr. William Haller that would impact the course of his entire family’s future and career paths. The letter asked if Dr. Haller would be willing to take him on as… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Program holds Wetlands Systems Training

Join Escambia and Santa Rosa County Extension agents to learn more about Florida’s natural resources. The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is a hands-on outdoor learning experience for adults that informs and prepares individuals to share information about… Read More

Protect the Trails – Horse Herald

Protect the Trails Trail riders can help protect Florida’s natural environment by helping track invasive species. Learn more in this months edition of the Horse Herald. Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!

Golden Bamboo – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Golden Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Golden bamboo is native to china and is actually a member of the grass family! Golden bamboo was originally introduced to the United States to be used… 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

Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens Potato (Solanum tuberosum) One of the first crops planted in the north Florida vegetable garden in the New Year is the potato, also known as the “Irish potato” to differentiate it from… Read More

Two Evergreens for the Winter Landscape

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green There are few plants that offer color (other than browns or grays) in the winter landscape.  Most perennials die back or lose their leaves in the cooler weather.  Cast Iron plants (Aspidistra… Read More

Thistle – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Thistle Cirsium sp. & others Thistles are the bane of any pasture owners existence, but they also frequently occur on roadsides, ditchbanks, and forest hiking trails. Thistles are a bi-annual plant, meaning… 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