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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

NAISMA Recognizes Deah Lieurance with Rita Beard Visionary Leadership Award


October 14, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Award, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, NAISMA

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


May 1, 2021

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 Wildlife Conservation Commission, we ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Pond Ecosystems, Pond Management, Private Pond Stewardship, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP

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


April 2, 2021

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 to pull those unsightly ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Invasive Plant Control, Natural Resources, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP

Do Aquatic Herbicides Cause Sores on Fish?


February 28, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Herbicide, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Cover Photo "Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage"

Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage


February 28, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Herbicide, Invasive Plant Control, Natural Resources, Spray Coverage, UF/IFAS Extension
Giant salvinia

Giant salvinia: A Sleeping Monster


February 9, 2021

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta) is an invasive floating fern from South America that prefers to stack up in slow moving water. Trust me, I know that is a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Giant Salvinia, Integrated Plant Management, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Invasive Species Research, UF/IFAS Extension

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