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Giant salvinia

Giant salvinia: A Sleeping Monster


February 9, 2021

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta) is an invasive floating fern from South America that prefers to stack up in slow moving water. Trust me, I know that is a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Giant Salvinia, Integrated Plant Management, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Invasive Species Research, UF/IFAS Extension
Mechanical Harvester Waterhyacinth

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

Aquatic Plant Management Agencies


January 8, 2021

Laws are in place to protect Florida from invasive plants. Some laws limit or restrict the transport or possession of certain plants. The management and control of these plants is directed by various managing agencies. These include the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, FDACS, FWC, Managing Agencies, Plant Management, USACE, Water Management Districts

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

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

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
lantana

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

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

Graduate Student Highlight: Taylor Darnell


October 9, 2020

Taylor Darnell is a first year agronomy master's student studying applied aquatic weed management. As a graduate assistant, Taylor works with the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) where he is currently planning and establishing ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Graduate Student, Invasive Plant Control, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS

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