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Golden Bamboo – Wild Weeds


March 1, 2020

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Golden Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Golden bamboo is native to china and is actually a member of the grass family! Golden bamboo was originally introduced to the United States to be used as a natural vegetation ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL., Forestry, Landscaping, Native Plants, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Species Spotlight, Wild Weeds
two volunteers in a recently planted marsh shoreline

Spring 2020 Living Shoreline Volunteer Days


February 26, 2020

By Natalie Stephens Cedar Key locals, “snow birds”, Gainesville students, and travelers from all over are coming together to volunteer with the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station for their Spring 2020 living shoreline volunteer events! ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, NCBS Interns, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
two women putting up fence in saltmarsh

Graduate student’s research focuses on saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone


February 26, 2020

Interdisciplinary Ecology doctoral student Julie Walker recently published research on the saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone. Specifically, the study examined the changing vegetation composition between the two ecosystems. Walker also wanted to know ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Ecosystems, Julie Walker, Mangroves, Saltmarsh, School Of Natural Resources And Environment

National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Four of Florida’s Invasive Plants


February 23, 2020

By Olivia Doyle, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Plants are introduced to environments both intentionally and unintentionally for various reasons. More than 4,000 plant species are found in Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Forests, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Brazilian Peppertree, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Education, Environmental Education, Invasive Plants, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, UF-IFAS

A Way to Fight Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia)


February 21, 2020

In Florida, Brazilian Peppertree is listed as a noxious weed and category-1 invasive plant according to Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC). It was originally introduced to Florida from South America as a pretty ornamental shrub during ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, , Wildlife
Tags: Air Potato Vine, BCRCL, Biocontrol, Biocontrol Research, Brazilian Peppertree, Exotic Invasive Plants, Hayslip Lab, Invasive Plants, Thrips, Tropical Soda Apple, UF/IFAS Norman C. Hayslip Biological Control Research & Containment Laboratory

Stand Up & Holler for UF/IFAS!


February 20, 2020

It's Gator Nation Giving Day! When you give to UF/IFAS, you partner with a network of faculty, students and volunteers who are creating positive and lasting change in Florida and beyond. “Stand up and holler” for the UF/IFAS program that ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Camp, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Events, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #AllForTheGators, CALS, Giving Day, IFAS, Stand Up & Holler

Managing Visitors and Volunteers NATA workshop to be offered in May


February 20, 2020

Are you interested in learning more about recreation planning? Would you like to discover insight on how to maintain a volunteer program long-term? Maybe you’re curious about how to create informative interpretive programs for park visitors? ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: NATA, Natural Areas, Natural Areas Training Academy, Visitors, Volunteers, Workshops

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