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Hurricanes: Friend or Foe to Invasive Plants?


October 14, 2019

By: Dr. Candice Prince, Assistant Professor Flooded homes, torn off roofs, and downed powerlines – these are usually the first images that spring to mind when talking about hurricanes. While it is true hurricanes can be a major force of ... READ MORE

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

Integrated Management Approach Increases Water Flow


October 2, 2019

By: Dr. Benjamin Sperry, UF/IFAS CAIP Research Assistant Scientist The Issue: The outlet river connecting Lake Panasoffkee and the Withlacoochee River was infested with hydrilla earlier this year. The infestation resulted in significantly ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water

Potential Impacts of Invasive Plants


September 29, 2019

Contributor: Lara Colley, UF/IFAS CAIP Education Coordinator Approximately 130 invasive plant species currently impact the state of Florida, often escaping from yard environments. An invasive species is one not native to a specific location ... READ MORE

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

What is the Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative?


September 24, 2019

Invasive species are bad news Invasive plants are among the top threats to our natural world. They impact biodiversity almost as much as habitat loss. Each year Florida spends more than $50 million dollars to fight against the spread of plants ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Florida-invasive-plant-education-initiative, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Lara Colley, Native Plants

UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants


September 4, 2019

Originally formed as the Center for Aquatic Weeds, the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) is a multidisciplinary research, teaching and extension unit established in 1978 by the Florida legislature. CAIP uses expertise from ... READ MORE

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

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