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Some nonnative fish that are released into lakes and rivers thrive in Florida; alter ecosystem


December 2, 2021

RUSKIN, Fla. --- Nonnative fish eat away at the banks of rivers and lakes – one reason University of Florida researchers caution people not to release unwanted fish. People sometimes put fish from their aquariums into nearby waterways. ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Water
Tags: Aquarium Fish, Cichlids, Detection, Establishment, Fish, Florida Peninsula, Invasive, Jeff Hill, Katie Lawson, Lakes, Natural Resource Managers, Nonnative, Prevention, Release, Rivers, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Suwannee River, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Plant this not that: a new guide to protect Florida


October 15, 2021

Florida’s climate makes a cozy environment for a variety of plant species. The downside is that invasive and potentially destructive species often try to call Florida home, too. A new guide developed by UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County outlines ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Invasive, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasives

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

UF researcher: Controlled fires don’t eliminate invasive tree


November 2, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Researchers have, in the past, reintroduced fire to restore a forest without considering its effect on exotic species that have become invasive. But a recent study by a University of Florida researcher shows that fire actually ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Exotic, Fire, IFAS, Invasive, News, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Species

UF/IFAS shares in $2.45 million to research tickborne disease risk


March 21, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- To protect personnel on Southeastern military installations from tickborne diseases, a federal program has awarded a five-year, $2.45 million grant to a team of researchers with the University of Florida Institute of ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cogongrass, Deer, Flory, Grant, Invasion, Invasive, Military, Pathogen, Tick, Tickborne

UF/IFAS researchers find potential bugs to eat invasive cogongrass


February 22, 2017

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A few bugs may be able to chew up some cogongrass, a noxious weed that elbows out pasture grass, golf course greens and valuable ecosystems, a University of Florida Institute of Food and ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Forests, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cogongrass, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Invasive, James Cuda, Midge

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