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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

UF/IFAS CAIP Undergrad Awarded with the 2021 – John Jachetta Undergraduate Research Award from WSSA


April 2, 2021

By Cayla Romano, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Conrad Oberweger, an undergraduate research student at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) has been awarded the 2021 John Jachetta ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Award, CAIP, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Research, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS CAIP, Undergraduate Research

Do Aquatic Herbicides Cause Sores on Fish?


February 28, 2021

By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants What is that!?! The fish I caught has sores! People around the state have been increasingly reporting fish with abnormalities or sores ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Herbicide, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, UF/IFAS Extension, Water

Aquatic Plant Management Techniques


January 8, 2021

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, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Biological Control, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Chemical Control, Integrated Plant Management, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Mechanical Control, Physical Control

Impacts of Invasive Plant Management Techniques


January 4, 2021

Invasive plant management tools have both pros and cons. Each type of invasive plant management technique can have both positive and negative impacts. These management techniques include biological control, chemical control, mechanical control, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Biological Control, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Chemical Control, Impacts, Integrated Plant Management, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Mechanical Control, Physical Control
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Communicating about invasive plants: It’s complicated!


December 17, 2020

How do you communicate to others about invasive plants? How do you tell someone that their prized golden pothos, climbing up their massive Chinese tallow tree are likely spreading into natural areas? Or that their sea of coral ardisia and ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Environmental Education, Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative, Florida-invasive-plant-education-initiative, Hot Topic, Invasive Plants, Lara Colley, Natural Resources

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


September 25, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plants, Natural Resources, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research

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