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Research Guide: Selective Torpedograss Control in Aquatic Systems


January 11, 2022

Torpedograss (Panicum repens) is one of the most serious weeds in Florida, with management costs reaching approximately $2 million a year in flood control systems. By 1992, torpedograss had been found in over 70% of Florida's public waters. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plant Management, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Communications, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP, UF/IFAS Extension

Drawdowns: A Brief Look at Rodman Reservoir


August 16, 2021

By: Taylor Darnell, agronomy master’s student with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Imagine a lakefront house on a pristine lake in Florida. Now, imagine that waterfront view obstructed by tussocks, aquatic plants, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: AMP, Aquatic Plant Management, Drawdown, Graduate Student, Rodman Reservoir, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP
Hydrilla underwater and hydrilla as an aquatic hitchhiker.

Aquatic Hitchhikers: What Are They and Why You Should Care


August 12, 2021

By: Taylor Darnell, agronomy master’s student with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Have you ever been waiting to launch at a boat ramp, ready for a day of fishing or leisure with friends and notice gobs of tangled mess ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Water
Tags: Aquatic Hitchhikers, Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, Boat, Graduate Student, Invasive Plants, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP
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Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage


February 28, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Herbicide, Invasive Plant Control, Natural Resources, Spray Coverage, UF/IFAS Extension
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Waterhyacinth: A Past Memory or a Current Problem?


February 2, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Integrated Plant Management, Invasive Plants, Mechanical Control, Waterhyacinth

UF/IFAS CAIP Scientists Educate About Aquatic Invasive Plant Control


January 5, 2021

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, the public ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Extension, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Mechanical Control

The Science Behind Maintenance Control


December 13, 2020

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Invasive plants are a constant problem in the environment. Whether they are blocking navigation and access, or damaging native plant communities, invasives have ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Invasive Species Research, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS

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


September 13, 2020

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 and reproduce ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Extension, Water

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


September 13, 2020

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 floating ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Water Lettuce
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Biological Control Development


July 13, 2020

By Olivia Doyle, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Biological control agents can be insects, fish or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage of native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Covid-19, Invasive Species

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