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Category: Conservation

Lakes From Space: Using Technologies to Enhance Aquatic Plant Management Precision and Accuracy


August 3, 2022

Aquatic plant management (APM) is a critical stewardship practice for sustaining healthy freshwater systems. This field of natural resource management is a highly technical and heavily scrutinized discipline. Biologists and natural resource ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
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Stop Those Plants! How You Can Prevent the Spread of Invasive, Aquatic Plants


July 5, 2022

Aquatic Plants and How They Spread Two things are a given in Florida: hot, humid weather and lots of boat traffic. Have you ever looked over the side of a boat and seen a thick, dark green mat of plant material underwater the water or touching ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Aquatic Hitchhikers, Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, Aquatic Plants, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Ufifascaip
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Partners in Progress – UF/IFAS CAIP and US Army Corps of Engineers


March 30, 2022

Since it was established in 1978, the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS CAIP) has been responsible for many innovative discoveries that have positively impacted not just Florida but the whole nation. Based on this success ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, Aquatic Plants, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plant Management, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management

Legacy Herbicides in Lake Sediment


February 23, 2022

Located in Highlands County, Florida, Lake Istokpoga is the state's fifth-largest lake (approximately 27,000 acres). Many stakeholders use this lake; from anglers and boaters to birdwatchers and hunters, including the local ecotourism industry ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plant Management, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Natural Resources, Science Communication, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP, UF/IFAS Extension
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New Podcast on Aquatic and Invasive Plants


February 22, 2022

Introducing the Working in the Weeds Podcast The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is excited to announce its new podcast: Working In The Weeds! This series will connect scientists with stakeholders to clarify and discuss issues ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Blog Community, Clubs & Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Invasive Species Research, Podcast, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS CAIP, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Video

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

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