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Bamboo trees and leaves

Considering bamboo? Know the risks before you plant


June 8, 2022

By Deah Lieurance, UF/IFAS CAIP affiliate faculty member Recently, interest has resurfaced in the possibility of growing bamboo in Florida as a biomass crop. Bamboo has been called “green gold” and “the world’s most amazing plant,” ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bamboo, CAIP, UF/IFAS CAIP, Ufifascaip
A lake fringe with emergent plants in the water

Aquatic Plant Management from a Fisherman’s Perspective


May 27, 2022

Scientists come from all different backgrounds, often inspired by their personal interests or passions. I am fortunate to be one of those scientists. I research aquatic plant management, which is directly related to my favorite hobby, fishing. I ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Fishing, Florida Invasives, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plant Management, Invasive Plant Research, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Research, Lake, Nonnative Plants, Nonnative Species, Plant Management, UF/IFAS CAIP, Ufifascaip
Facility with large tanks and mesocosms

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

Science Is Slow, But It Is Worth It


February 8, 2022

Science is responsible for many amazing discoveries. It allowed us to put people in space, cure diseases, and even manage unwanted plants with great precision. The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) was established by the ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Blog Community, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research

Research Guide: Peppertree Adjuvants and Carrier Volume


January 11, 2022

Research biologist Ben Sperry, alongside professors Stephen Enloe and James Leary, examined the impact of carrier volume on Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia) leaf treatments. The term 'carrier volume' refers to the concentration ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Aquatic Plant Management, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Communications, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP, UF/IFAS Research

Research Guide: Selective Torpedograss Control in Aquatic Systems


January 11, 2022

Torpedograss (Panicum repens) is one of the most serious weeds in Florida, with management costs reaching approximately $2 million a year in flood control systems. By 1992, torpedograss had been found in over 70% of Florida's public waters. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plant Management, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Communications, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP, UF/IFAS Extension

Research Guide: Low-level Maintenance Control


November 30, 2021

In this study, research biologist Ben Sperry, professor Lyn Gettys, and center director and professor Jay Ferrell are replicating a significant study done by University of Florida researcher Joe Joyce that was published in the Aquatics magazine's ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Aquatic Plant Management, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Communications, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP, UF/IFAS Extension

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