Plants are important to aquatic ecosystems. However, sometimes aquatic plant management is necessary. But if plants are important, why are aquatic plants sometimes managed? Well, the key to a healthy aquatic ecosystem is a wide diversity ... READ MORE
As Floridians, we love our freshwater resources. Did you know Florida has over 1 million acres of freshwater? That's about the size of Rhode Island! Many of our fondest memories are of boating, fishing, or water skiing in freshwater systems ... READ MORE
This blog post was written by Corrina Vuillequez, Agronomy graduate student with UF/IFAS CAIP and aquatic plant control intern for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE).
Our recent blog post discussed preventative measures boaters can take ... READ MORE
After several discussions with invasive plant management groups in Florida, it was recognized that many land managers often lack access to resources about the technical aspects of herbicides for invasive plant treatments. Therefore, a brief ... READ MORE
This blog post was written by Corrina Vuillequez, Agronomy graduate student with UF/IFAS CAIP and aquatic plant control intern for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
You might be wondering, “What if my boat has been out of the water for ... READ MORE
This blog post was written by Marina Schwartz, regional coordinator for Florida LAKEWATCH.
Hi, I’m Marina! I’m one of the regional coordinators of the LAKEWATCH Program, and I’m here to explain what our role is and how we help ... READ MORE
Whenever you talk about aquatic plant management, regardless of where you are in the country, you always get a few of the same questions and concerns from stakeholders. One of the most common, whether you are in Florida, Connecticut, or somewhere ... READ MORE
In a recent Working in the Weeds podcast episode, Dr. Ferrell and I sat down to share our perspectives on Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. A book that brought about change to the world of science and policy forever. This influential work is the ... READ MORE
Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) is a common invasive plant that has plagued our state for well over 100 years. Native to Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay, this plant was accidentally introduced to the Florida gulf coast in ... READ MORE
Water lettuce (Pista stratiotes) is a widespread floating plant in Florida. This leafy plant can be observed from north to south and tends to grow and reproduce rapidly, form very dense mats, and cause numerous problems. Because of these ... READ MORE