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All About Alligatorweed (Redux)

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March 15, 2023

Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) is a common invasive plant that has plagued our state for well over 100 years. Native to Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay, this plant was accidentally introduced to the Florida gulf coast in ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Alligatorweed, Biological Control, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Plants, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP
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Sustainable Development Goals And One Health: SDG 16

March 9, 2023

The short title of SDG16 is “Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions” highlighting the three separate but interconnected focuses of this goal. All of them have a strong impact on human health, and, partially, on animal and environmental ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Circular Health, IFAS One Health, International Women's Day, Luca Mantegazza, One Health, Peace And Justice, SDG16, SDGS
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Youth-led research uncovers insights into needs of those affected by parental incarceration

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March 7, 2023

Parental incarceration is considered an adverse childhood experience (ACE), and research shows that it can have a lasting negative impact on children’s behavior, mental health and educational outcomes. According to the National Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Erin Vines, Family, Michelle Abraczinskas, News, Youth And Community Sciences

March First Friday with Florida First Detector

March 6, 2023

Recap of March First Friday with Florida First Detector In March, we dove into the topic of invasive species on palm trees. From our landscapes to our natural areas, palms are a huge part of what makes Florida, uniquely Florida! In this month's ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, Palms, Seminole County Ag, SeminoleCountyAg

Invasive apple snails in your backyard, waterways? UF/IFAS study dives into their threat to Florida’s wetlands

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March 6, 2023

A new study by researchers at the University of Florida provides a first look at the ecological impacts of the invasive apple snails on some of Florida’s most vulnerable habitats and environments. Nonnative apple snails came to Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apple Snail, Archbold Biological Station, Biological Invasion, Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Giant Apple Snail, Invasive Species, Island Apple Snail, Jiangxiao Qiu, News, Research, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Science Of The Total Environment, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, Water Quality, Wetlands, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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Water Lettuce: Native… Invasive… Or Does It Really Matter? (Redux)

March 1, 2023

Water lettuce (Pista stratiotes) is a widespread floating plant in Florida. This leafy plant can be observed from north to south and tends to grow and reproduce rapidly, form very dense mats, and cause numerous problems. Because of these ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life
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UF/IFAS entomologist lists top eight invasive species that invade households and empty wallets

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February 22, 2023

The list of Florida’s invasive species goes beyond reptiles and plants. Many insects and rodents we consider household pests are also invasive species. These insects and rodents that invade households cost U.S. homeowners billions of ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Ask IFAS, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Household Pests, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Insects, Invasive Pests, Invasive Species, Mice, National Invasive Species Week, National Pest Management Association, Pests, Rats, Rodents, SFYL Hot Topic, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Research, West Indian Drywood Termites, William Kern

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