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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
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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

UF/IFAS CAIP Scientists Educate About Aquatic Invasive Plant Control


January 5, 2021

The UF / IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) is a multidisciplinary research, teaching and extension unit. As extension being one of the pillars of CAIP's mission, the team of researchers works hard to educate agencies, the public ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Extension, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Mechanical Control

Water lettuce, Pista stratiotes: Native…Invasive…Or does it really matter?


September 13, 2020

By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Water lettuce is an extremely common floating plant in Florida. This leafy plant can be observed from north to south and has the tendency to grow and reproduce ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Extension, Water

Water lettuce, Pista stratiotes: Manage it, or let nature take its course?


September 13, 2020

By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Water lettuce is one of the usual suspects, a common troublemaker, targeted for management on just about every lake and stream in Florida every year. This floating ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Water Lettuce
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Biological Control Development


July 13, 2020

By Olivia Doyle, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Biological control agents can be insects, fish or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage of native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Covid-19, Invasive Species

UF/IFAS CAIP Graduate Student Overcomes COVID-19 Setbacks


May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has caused plans to change, canceled experiments and delays in projects. However, this crisis has resulted in unforeseen educational opportunities, better virtual communication and, in some cases, allowed scientists and graduate students ... READ MORE

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

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 Harder to Make Hydrilla Harvesting Work


April 26, 2020

By: Dr. James Leary, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Faculty Mechanical harvesting aquatic plants is not a new concept. Increasingly larger and more efficient machines have been used in Florida to fight invasive plants for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Species, Mechanical Harvesting

The Virtues of Mechanical Harvesting


April 20, 2020

By: Dr. James Leary, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Faculty Florida’s lakes are shallow, warm and highly productive ecosystems. The nutrient-rich waters support an abundance of plants and wildlife. The plants living in these ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Extension, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Mechanical Harvesting

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