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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Four of Florida’s Invasive Plants


February 23, 2020

By Olivia Doyle, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Plants are introduced to environments both intentionally and unintentionally for various reasons. More than 4,000 plant species are found in Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Forests, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Brazilian Peppertree, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Education, Environmental Education, Invasive Plants, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, UF/IFAS

Graduate Student Highlight: Jacob Thayer


February 9, 2020

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, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, Volunteer/Training, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Education, Environmental Education, Graduate Student, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Tradition

Winter: Friend or Foe to Invasive Plants?


January 27, 2020

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 to escape freezing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water

Graduate Student Highlight: Jonathan Glueckert


January 12, 2020

Contributor: Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Originally from Long Island, Jonathan Glueckert received his undergraduate degree from Siena College in upstate New York where he studied environmental ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Graduate Student, Invasive Plants, Natural Resources, UF, Water

2019 – A Year of Growth


December 29, 2019

By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) is not new. The Florida legislature formed CAIP in 1978. The Center has been nationally and internationally ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Florida-invasive-plant-education-initiative, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water

Intern Highlight: Katie Ray


December 9, 2019

Katie Ray, an agricultural education and communication major at the University of Florida (UF), has been interning with the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS CAIP) since September of 2019. As the communications intern ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Volunteer/Training, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Communications, Internship, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Water
Mackenzie Bell and her graduate committee.

Graduate Student Highlight: Mackenzie Bell


November 17, 2019

By Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Originally from Palm Desert in southern California, Mackenzie Bell is a graduate research assistant at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Mackenzie’s ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Volunteer/Training
Tags: Agriculture, Brazilian Peppertree, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Graduate Student Highlight: Jessica Solomon


November 3, 2019

By Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Jessica Solomon was born and raised a Florida native. Growing up in Miami and Clearwater, she spent most of her time exploring the outdoors after school. “I ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beaches, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Five of Florida’s Spookiest Invasive Plants


October 30, 2019

By Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Happy Halloween from UF/IFAS CAIP! To celebrate the scariest day of the year, we have gathered up five of the spookiest invasive plants haunting around the state of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Farm Management, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Halloween, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water

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