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
Hydrilla, love it or hate it…you must respect it.
At the most basic level, all plants use sunlight to turn nutrients and carbon dioxide into growth. The simple fact is this: some plants grow faster because they are just better at doing ... READ MORE
Water hyacinth is a free-floating plant that produces a showy and very attractive blue/purple flower. As they bunch together and bloom, it provides a picturesque setting for any water garden. At least, that was the thought when these plants ... READ MORE
Aquatic plant management (APM) is a critical stewardship practice for sustaining healthy freshwater systems. This field of natural resource management is a highly technical and heavily scrutinized discipline. Biologists and natural resource ... READ MORE
Aquatic Plants and How They Spread
Two things are a given in Florida: hot, humid weather and lots of boat traffic. Have you ever looked over the side of a boat and seen a thick, dark green mat of plant material underwater the water or touching ... READ MORE