Tag Archive: Problem

DNA Barcoding Our Way into Understanding the Lionfish Problem

In the late 1980’s a few exotic lionfish were found off the coast of Dania Florida. I do not think anyone foresaw the impact this was going to have.  Producing tens of thousands of drifting eggs per female each week, they began to disperse following the Gulf Stream.  First in northeast Florida, then the Carolina’s, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/15/dna-barcoding-our-way-into-understanding-the-lionfish-problem/

Coastal Erosion–a problem with new solutions

Life on the Gulf Coast can be beautiful, but has its share of complications. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson, UF IFAS Extension Life on the coast has tremendous benefits; steady sea breezes, gorgeous beaches, plentiful fishing and paddling opportunities. Nevertheless, there are definite downsides to living along it, too. Besides storms like Hurricane Harvey making semi-regular …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/coastal-erosion-a-problem-with-new-solutions/

Trying to Solve the Marine Debris Problem

A variety of plastics ends up in the Gulf. Each is a potential problem for marine life. Photo: Rick O’Connor Since the early 1970’s, when Chief Iron Eyes Cody shed a tear on a television commercial, we have been trying to reduce the amount of solid waste found along our beaches and within our waters.   …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/11/trying-to-solve-the-marine-debris-problem/

Technology at Camp = Problem Solvers

HughesNet and Florida 4-H have teamed up to help youth learn how to use science and technology to solve problems! Most people think of camp as a break from the fast-paced technological world, but that’s not always the case.  With a $ 10,000 grant from HughesNet, Florida 4-H is introducing technology in a meaningful way …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/07/technology-at-camp-problem-solvers/

NISAW 2016 – Coral Ardisia, A Pretty Problem

Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata) photo courtesy of Les Harrison Coral ardisia is also known as coral berry, spice berry, and scratchthroat. It was introduced into Florida in the early 1900’s for ornamental purposes.   In the ensuing years it has since escaped cultivation and become established in hardwood hammocks and other moist woods of natural …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/22/nisaw-2016-coral-ardisia-a-pretty-problem/

Fireweed: A Burning Problem for Farmers

The fine hairs along the stem of Fireweed puncture the skin and introduce the toxin. Note the small flowers at the axil. Source: http://www.bio.utexas.edu/courses/bio406d/images/pics/urt/Urtica%20chamaedryoides.htm Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides), may not be a pasture weed that causes great economic losses from competition, but it can cause distress to people who come in contact with it in their …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/25/fireweed-a-burning-problem-for-farmers/

Doveweed: a Growing Problem in Warm-season Turfgrasses

Figure 1. Doveweed patch in St. Augustinegrass sod. Ramon Leon, WFREC Weed Specialist Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora) is a summer annual weed species that belongs to the dayflower family. Over the last three years, this weed has become an important weed problem in residential lawns and sod production. This weed has two key characteristics that make …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/11/doveweed-a-growing-problem-in-warm-season-turfgrasses/

Spiderling: An Emerging Weed Problem in Peanut and Perennial Peanut

Image 1.  Mature spiderling with green leaves. Photo Credit: Jay Ferrell Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist Spiderling (Boerhavia spp). is an annual/perennial that is becoming more prominent in north Florida. Once only observed on roadsides, spiderling is now becoming established in no-till peanut fields and perennial peanut hay fields. Image 2.  Spiderling seedling showing …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/09/spiderling-an-emerging-weed-problem-in-peanut-and-perennial-peanut/

Cercospora: A Fungal Problem for Summer Vegetables

Cercosproa on PepperImage Credit Matthew Orwat This summer’s rainy and humid weather has created a perfect environment for the proliferation of a variety of fungal diseases. Of  particular interest is Cercospora, which is a genus of fungus containing over 1,200 different species. Because there are so many species of this fungus, many different plant species are affected including …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/24/cercospora-a-fungal-problem-for-summer-vegetables/

Cercospora: A Summer Fungal Disease Problem

    Cercospora in PepperImage Credit Matthew Orwat This summer’s rainy and humid weather has created a perfect environment for the proliferation of a variety of fungal diseases. In particular, Cercospora is a genus of fungus of which there are over 1,200 different species. Because there are so many species of this fungus, many different …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/19/cercospora-a-summer-fungal-disease-problem/

Older posts «