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Research Guide: Low-level Maintenance Control


November 30, 2021

In this study, research biologist Ben Sperry, professor Lyn Gettys, and center director and professor Jay Ferrell are replicating a significant study done by University of Florida researcher Joe Joyce that was published in the Aquatics magazine's ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Aquatic Plant Management, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Communications, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP, UF/IFAS Extension

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
Cover Photo "Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage"

Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage


February 28, 2021

By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage: Aquatic Herbicide Applications Insufficient herbicide spray coverage can result in poor weed control ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Herbicide, Invasive Plant Control, Natural Resources, Spray Coverage, UF/IFAS Extension
Giant salvinia

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 Affiliate Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Brent Sellers


September 25, 2020

By Olivia Doyle, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant After serving as interim director for around a year, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) affiliate faculty member, Dr. Brent ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plants, Natural Resources, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research

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
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

Graduate Student Highlight: Jessica Solomon


November 3, 2019

By Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Jessica Solomon was born and raised a Florida native. Growing up in Miami and Clearwater, she spent most of her time exploring the outdoors after school. “I ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beaches, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Hurricanes: Friend or Foe to Invasive Plants?


October 14, 2019

By: Dr. Candice Prince, Assistant Professor Flooded homes, torn off roofs, and downed powerlines – these are usually the first images that spring to mind when talking about hurricanes. While it is true hurricanes can be a major force of ... READ MORE

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

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