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UF/IFAS CAIP Undergrad Awarded with the 2021 – John Jachetta Undergraduate Research Award from WSSA


April 2, 2021

By Cayla Romano, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Conrad Oberweger, an undergraduate research student at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) has been awarded the 2021 John Jachetta ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Award, CAIP, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Research, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS CAIP, Undergraduate Research
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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

The Science Behind Maintenance Control


December 13, 2020

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Invasive plants are a constant problem in the environment. Whether they are blocking navigation and access, or damaging native plant communities, invasives have ... READ MORE

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

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

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

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

Graduate Student Highlight: Jacob Thayer


February 9, 2020

Jacob Thayer, originally from Jupiter, Florida, is a graduate assistant with the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) majoring in agronomy with a focus in aquatic plant management. Majoring in forest resources and conservation, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, Volunteer/Training, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Education, Environmental Education, Graduate Student, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Tradition

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