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Stop Those Plants! How You Can Prevent the Spread of Invasive, Aquatic Plants


July 5, 2022

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

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Aquatic Hitchhikers, Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, Aquatic Plants, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Ufifascaip
A Brazilian peppertree branch

How Long Until a New Species Becomes Invasive? Let’s Talk About The Lag Phase!


May 10, 2022

In 1898, Brazilian peppertree or Christmas berry (Schinus terebinthifolia) was imported to Florida from South America and sold as an ornamental plant for yards and landscapes. Its glossy leaves and bright red berries made it a gardening hit, ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Invasive, Invasive Plant Management, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Invasive Species Research, Nonnative, Nonnative Plants, Nonnative Species, UF/IFAS CAIP, Ufifascaip
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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

Not So Scary Biological Control Agents


October 28, 2021

While you may find some of these creatures spooky, biological control agents are not so scary after all. Biological control agents include insects, fish, or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage ... READ MORE

Category: Work & Life
Tags: Air Potato, Alligatorweed, Aquatic Plants, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, CAIP, Halloween, Hydrilla, Melaleuca, Turing Science Into Solutions, Ufifascaip, Water Hyacinth

University of Florida Scientists and Students Adapt and Overcome Despite COVID-19


May 3, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted daily life in fundamental ways creating stress, uncertainty and challenging situations for everyone. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Covid-19, Environmental Education, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Research

Working at UF/IFAS CAIP is a Family Tradition


March 23, 2020

In 1979, Dan Thayer wrote a letter to Dr. William Haller that would impact the course of his entire family’s future and career paths. The letter asked if Dr. Haller would be willing to take him on as a master’s graduate student upon his ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Relationships & Family, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Family, Graduate Student, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Tradition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
Mackenzie Bell and her graduate committee.

Graduate Student Highlight: Mackenzie Bell


November 17, 2019

By Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Originally from Palm Desert in southern California, Mackenzie Bell is a graduate research assistant at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Mackenzie’s ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Volunteer/Training
Tags: Agriculture, Brazilian Peppertree, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

What is the Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative?


September 24, 2019

Invasive species are bad news Invasive plants are among the top threats to our natural world. They impact biodiversity almost as much as habitat loss. Each year Florida spends more than $50 million dollars to fight against the spread of plants ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Florida-invasive-plant-education-initiative, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Lara Colley, Native Plants

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