Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative

lantana Communicating about invasive plants: It’s complicated! (12/17/2020) by Lara Colley - How do you communicate to others about invasive plants? How do you tell someone that their prized golden pothos, climbing up their massive Chinese tallow tree are likely spreading into natural areas? Or that their sea of coral ardisia and army of tuberous swordferns are causing damage outside of their yard? What do you say… 1
2019 – A Year of Growth (12/29/2019) by Shelby Thomas - By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) is not new. The Florida legislature formed CAIP in 1978. The Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as having the most current information on invasive plant monitoring and management since its inception. Not… 1
What is the Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative? (9/24/2019) by Lara Colley - 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 that come from other areas of the world. Invasive plants arrive in our state… 1

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