UF-IFAS Extension Publications

EDIS is the Electronic Data Information Source of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Service. It contains a collection of Extension publications from UF/IFAS academic departments that are available for free distribution on the Internet and through the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, County Offices, and Research and Education Centers statewide. Specialists from the Extension Service have produced a number of publications relevant to aquatic and upland invasive plant management.


Search EDIS using the publication number shown below. The following list was compiled by the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

AQUATIC PLANTS (General; Management; Utilization)

TitleAuthor(s)Pub #Reviewed/
A Beginner's Guide to Water Management -- Aquatic Plants in Florida LakesFlorida LAKEWATCHCIR 1112010
Aquatic Weed Management in Citrus Canals and DitchesBrian Boman, Chris Wilson, Vernon Vandiver, Jr., and Jack HebbCIR 14082012
BMP: Ribbon BarriersKati W. Migliaccio, Brian Boman, Jemy Hinton, and Kevin HancockABE 3832011
Common Aquatic Plants of Lake Okeechobee: Identification, Value, and ManagementK.A. Langeland and C.C. JaconoSS-AGR-3622012
Creating Wildlife Habitat with Native Florida Freshwater Wetland PlantsMartin B. Main, Ginger M. Allen, and Ken A. LangelandCIR 9122009
Efficacy of Herbicide Active Ingredients Against Aquatic WeedsK. Langeland, M. Netherland, and W. HallerSS-AGR-442009
Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Aquatic WeedsMark A. Mossler and Ken A. LangelandPI-1382009
Use of Copper in Freshwater Aquaculture and Farm PondsCraig Watson and Roy P.E. YanongFA-132011


TitleAuthor(s)Pub #Reviewed/
Alligatorweed flea beetle Agasicles hygrophila Selman and Vogt (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Halticinae)Ted D. Center, James P. Cuda, Michael J. GrodowitzEENY 4622009
Alligatorweed thrips (suggested) Amynothrips andersoni O'Neill (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae)Ted D. Center, James P. Cuda, and Michael J. GrodowitzEENY 4762010


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Casuarina spp.: Australian-PineEdward F. Gilman and Dennis G. WatsonENH2882011
Field Guide to Identify the Common Casuarina (Australian Pine) Species in FloridaWilliam S. CastleHS11402011


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Brazilian Pepper-tree ControlKen Gioeli and Ken LangelandSS-AGR-172012
Brazilian Pepper-tree, Schinus terebinthifoliusDavid W. Hall, Vernon V. Vandiver, Brent A. Sellers, and Kenneth A. LangelandSP 372012
Brazilian Peppertree Seed Chalcid, Megastigmus transvaalensis (Hymenoptera: Torymidae)J. P. Cuda, G. S. Wheeler, and D. H. HabeckEENY2702011
Classical Biological Control of Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in FloridaJ.P. Cuda, J.C. Medal, D.H. Habeck, J.H. Pedrosa-Macedo and M. VitorinoENY-8202010


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Hydrilla, Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.)David W. Hall, Vernon V. Vandiver, Cody J. GraySP 372012
Hydrilla Tip Mining Midge (unofficial common name), Cricotopus lebetis (Insecta: Diptera: Chironomidae)J. P. CudaEENY0542011


TitleAuthor(s)Pub #Reviewed/
Benefit-Cost Analysis of Melaleuca Management in South FloridaKatherine Carter-Finn, Alan W. Hodges, Donna J. Lee, and Michael T. OlexaFE6732009
Classical Biological Control of Weeds with Insects: Melaleuca WeevilJ. P. Cuda, S.A. Wineriter, G.R. Buckingham, T.D. Center, and K.T. GioeliENY-8232012
Ecological Consequences of Invasion by Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Florida Wetlands: Paradise Damaged, not LostFrank J. Mazzotti, Ted D. Center, F. Allen Dray, and Dan ThayerSSWEC1232008
The History and Economics of Melaleuca Management in South FloridaKatherine Carter-Finn, Alan W. Hodges, Donna J. Lee, and Michael T. OlexaFE6702009
Management of Melaleuca by Professional Land Managers in South FloridaKatherine Carter-Finn, Alan W. Hodges, Donna J. Lee, and Michael T. OlexaFE6712009
Management of Melaleuca by Residents in South FloridaKatherine Carter-Finn, Alan W. Hodges, Donna J. Lee, and Michael T. OlexaFE6722009
Melaleuca Snout Beetle, Melaleuca Weevil (unofficial common names), Oxyops vitiosa (Pascoe) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae)J. P. Cuda, S. A. Wineriter, G. R. Buckingham, T. D. Center and K. T. GioeliEENY2112012
Natural Area Weeds: A Property Owner's Guide to Melaleuca ControlK.A. Langeland and M.J. MeisenburgSS-AGR-962010
Professional Applicator's Guide to Herbicides for Melaleuca ControlK. A. Langeland and Michael J. MeisenburgSS-AGR-2582011


TitleAuthor(s)Pub #Reviewed/
Wright's Nutrush: An Invader of Seasonal Wetlands in FloridaColette C. Jacono, Kenneth A. Langeland, and Jeffrey HutchinsonSS-AGR-3422011
Natural Area Weeds: Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum)Kenneth A. Langeland and Jeffery HutchinsonSS-AGR-212013
Aquatic Weeds: Crested Floating Heart (Nymphoides cristata)Leif N. Willey and Kenneth A. LangelandSS-AGR-3442011
NATURAL AREA WEEDS: Chinese Tallow (Sapium sebiferum L.)K. A. LangelandSS-AGR-452012
Wetland Weeds: West Indian Marsh Grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis)Rodrigo Diaz, William A. Overholt, Brent Sellers and James P. CudaENY6932010
Myakka bug, Ischnodemus variegatus (Signoret) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Blissidae)Cecil O. Montemayor, Rodrigo Diaz, William A. Overholt and Amanda HodgesEENY4712010
Limnophila, Limnophila sessiliflora (Vahl)David W. Hall, Vernon V. Vandiver, Cody J. GraySP 372012
Giant Reed (Arundo donax): Biology, Identification, and ManagementDennis Calvin Odero, Kurt Vollmer, Curtis Rainbolt, and Jason FerrellSS-AGR-3012011
Classical Biological Control of Tropical Soda Apple in the USAJ. Medal, N. Bustamante, W. Overholt, R. Diaz, P. Stansly, A. Roda, D. Amalin, R. Gaskalla, K. Hibbard, B. Sellers, K. Gioeli, S. Munyan, S. Hight, and J. CudaENY-8242009
Waterlily Leafcutter, Synclita obliteralis (Walker) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Acentropinae)Dale H. Habeck and James P. CudaEENY 4242012


TitleAuthor(s)Pub #Reviewed/
Are native and nonindigenous seaweeds overgrowing Florida's east coast reefs?Charles Jacoby, Brian LaPointe, LeRoy CreswellSGEF1562009
Can we stop "killer algae" from invading Florida?Charles Jacoby, Linda WaltersSGEF1552009
A Primer on Invasive Species in Coastal and Marine WatersCharles Jacoby, Linda Walters, Shirley Baker, Karen BlylerSGEB602009

Aquatic Pesticide Applicator Information

TitleAuthor(s)Pub #Reviewed/
Applying Pesticides in Compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)F.M. FishelPI2392011
Calibrating Equipment for Aquatic Herbicide ApplicationF.M. FishelPI2362011
Constructing Weighted Trailing Hoses for Submersed Aquatic Herbicide ApplicationsWilliam T. Haller, Lyn A. Gettys, and Margaret S. GlennSS AGR 3522011
Licensing of Aquatic Herbicide Applicators in FloridaKen Langeland and Frederick M. FishelPI-262009
Safe Use of Glyphosate-containing Products in Aquatic and Upland Natural AreasK. A. LangelandSS-AGR-1042009
Efficacy of Herbicide Active Ingredients Against Aquatic WeedsK. Langeland, M. Netherland, and W. HallerSS-AGR-442009

Last updated: 12 March 2013