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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
Tags: Agriculture, Brazilian Peppertree, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS

Florida Chapter of ISA Infuses UF/IFAS Arboriculture Research with $320K in Grants


November 8, 2019

DAVIE, Fla. --- A lethal plant hopper species is slowly killing our Florida landscape of palm trees. Meanwhile, there are wood-decaying fungi causing several urban tree species to develop root and trunk rot affecting their stability. While ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Arborists, Brian Bahder, Florida Chapter ISA, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Ganoderma, Invasive, ISA, Jason Smith, Lethal Bronzing, Palms, Root Rot, Southeast Florida, Trees, UF-IFAS

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
Tags: Beaches, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS

Fire Ants in the Garden


November 1, 2019

As the weather cools off and people get back in their yards and gardens the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) becomes enemy number one. The non-native, red imported fire ant (RIFA) can have large colonies with 80,000 to 240,000 workers. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Fire Ants, Garden, Pest

Five of Florida’s Spookiest Invasive Plants


October 30, 2019

By Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Happy Halloween from UF/IFAS CAIP! To celebrate the scariest day of the year, we have gathered up five of the spookiest invasive plants haunting around the state of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Farm Management, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Halloween, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF-IFAS, Water

Artillery Fungus-Small but Mighty


October 29, 2019

  Mulches for the Landscape Residents that prefer to use organic mulches in their landscape beds have several options to choose from that provide many benefits to Florida's sandy soils and plants. Types and Benefits of Organic Mulch So, ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease,
Tags: Artillery Fungus, Birds Nest Fungus, Hardwood Mulch, Mulch, Small Fungus, Spots On Home, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

University of Florida to release biocontrol against Florida’s most serious invasive Brazilian peppertree


October 17, 2019

Mike Adams spends $250,000 every year to manage Brazilian peppertrees spread over the 40,000-acre ranch where his family has developed the Braford breed of cattle since 1937. Adams recounts years when the invasive tree from South America overtook ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research

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, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, Water

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