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Category: UF/IFAS Research

NAISMA Recognizes Deah Lieurance with Rita Beard Visionary Leadership Award

By Cayla Romano, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant UF/IFAS agronomy extension scientist and UF/IFAS CAIP affiliate faculty Deah Lieurance has been selected to receive the Rita Beard Visionary Leadership Award… Read More

What’s the buzz?: Drone Technology in Aquatic Plant Management

Aerial image of airboat and aquatic vegetation

By: Jonathan Glueckert, Biologist with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) If you take a quick scroll through your social media feed, you’ll probably see spectacular aerial images of landscapes and architecture. While… Read More

The Invasive Alligatorweed: Alternanthera philoxeroides

By Dr. James K. Leary, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Assistant Professor Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) is a common pest in Florida that has plagued our state for well over 100 years.  Native to… Read More

Private Pond Stewardship: The Privilege and Responsibility of Healthy Vegetation Management

By Dr. James K. Leary, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Assistant Professor Did you know that over 18% of the land surface in Florida is open water?  According to the Florida Fish and… Read More

UF/IFAS CAIP Undergrad Awarded with the 2021 – John Jachetta Undergraduate Research Award from WSSA

By Cayla Romano, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Conrad Oberweger, an undergraduate research student at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) has been awarded the 2021 John… Read More

When is a permit needed to pull the weeds in my lakefront?

By Kelli Gladding, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Biological Scientist  Spring has sprung in Florida and now is the time to get ready for outdoor activities! Though never fun, it may be important… Read More

Do Aquatic Herbicides Cause Sores on Fish?

By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants What is that!?! The fish I caught has sores! People around the state have been increasingly reporting fish with abnormalities or sores… Read More

Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage

Cover Photo "Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage"

By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage: Aquatic Herbicide Applications Insufficient herbicide spray coverage can result in poor weed control requiring repeated… Read More

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

National Invasive Species Awareness Week Blog Header, Water Hyacinth

This year, National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) spans from February 22-26. The goal of NISAW is to spread awareness of invasive species and the impact they have. In recognition of NISAW, the UF/IFAS Center… Read More

Waterhyacinth: A Past Memory or a Current Problem?

Mechanical Harvester Waterhyacinth

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… Read More