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Stop Those Plants! How You Can Prevent the Spread of Invasive, Aquatic Plants


July 5, 2022

Aquatic Plants and How They Spread Two things are a given in Florida: hot, humid weather and lots of boat traffic. Have you ever looked over the side of a boat and seen a thick, dark green mat of plant material underwater the water or touching ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Aquatic Hitchhikers, Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, Aquatic Plants, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Ufifascaip
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Partners in Progress – UF/IFAS CAIP and US Army Corps of Engineers


March 30, 2022

Since it was established in 1978, the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS CAIP) has been responsible for many innovative discoveries that have positively impacted not just Florida but the whole nation. Based on this success ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, Aquatic Plants, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plant Management, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management
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New Podcast on Aquatic and Invasive Plants


February 22, 2022

Introducing the Working in the Weeds Podcast The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is excited to announce its new podcast: Working In The Weeds! This series will connect scientists with stakeholders to clarify and discuss issues ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Invasive Species Research, Podcast, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS CAIP, UF/IFAS Research, Video

Lakefront Landscaping webinar recording

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February 17, 2022

In this webinar you will learn how to care for shorelines, lakefronts and ponds. We will cover species of beneficial plants. Learn about aquatic plants that live in the water and how to plant and maintain them. Presented by Tia Silvasy, Orange ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Ditch, Garden, Lake, Lakefront, Landscape, Orange, Permit, Pond, Rain Garden, Seminole, Silvasy, Stormwater

Not So Scary Biological Control Agents


October 28, 2021

While you may find some of these creatures spooky, biological control agents are not so scary after all. Biological control agents include insects, fish, or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage ... READ MORE

Category: Work & Life
Tags: Air Potato, Alligatorweed, Aquatic Plants, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, CAIP, Halloween, Hydrilla, Melaleuca, Turing Science Into Solutions, Ufifascaip, Water Hyacinth

Private Pond Stewardship: The Privilege and Responsibility of Healthy Vegetation Management


May 1, 2021

Did you know that over 18% of the land surface in Florida is open water? According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, we have close to 8,000 named freshwater lakes that are at least 20-acres in size, in addition to thousands ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Pond Ecosystems, Pond Management, Private Pond Stewardship, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP

Discover the Beauty and Role of Native Aquatic Plants – in Your Own Pond


April 14, 2016

A stand of purple flowers called “False Dragon-Heads (Physostegia spp.) growing along the St. Marks River. They are behind a stand of pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) that has not yet bloomed. Photo by Judy Biss This is the time of ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Farm Pond, Fish Pond, Florida Wildflowers, Native Aquatic Plants, Native Plants, Panhandle Gardening, Pond Management, Ponds, Wetland Plants, Wetlands, Wildflowers

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