Tag Archive: Bermudagrass

New Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management Guide from UGA

Dennis Hancock, UGA State Forage Extension Specialist Have you noticed bronzing on your bermudagrass? It may appear as drought or frost-damaged fields, but it could also be the bermudagrass stem maggot. Since the first appearance in Georgia in 2010, producers have been wondering how to combat this pest. If this includes you, check out UGA’s most up-to-date recommendations …

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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Population Building in the Panhandle

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots have been identified in Gadsden County Bermudagrass. Photo Credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Bermudagrass hay farmers need to scout their fields for Bermudagrass Stem Maggots.  I just discovered a big infestation here at the North Florida Research Center (NFREC) which is first one in two years in North Florida that we are aware of.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/08/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-population-building-in-the-panhandle/

Common Bermudagrass Control in Peanuts with Fusilade or Select

Common bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) is a mat-forming perennial that can be found just about anywhere in the southeastern US – from roadsides to production fields. This weed is very well adapted to the South and persists in areas with a variety of soil textures, soil pH, and fertility levels. Although common bermudagrass can be beneficial …

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Winter Burns Benefit Bermudagrass Hay Fields

Controlled burn of a Bermudagrass Hayfield – Photo by Shep Eubanks Now is an excellent time to begin planning controlled burns of bermudagrass hay fields in north Florida.  Weather conditions in late January and February are typically our best for getting a good controlled burn, especially with the recent hard cold weather that we have …

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Don’t Let Low Fertility Reduce Bermudagrass Potential

Hay barns like this one in Washington County are starting to fill  up again. Fertility management is key to making sure that happens.  Photo credit:  Mark Mauldin It’s mid-summer, rain fall has been adequate, and hay barns are starting to fill up across the Panhandle. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit several Bermudagrass hayfields …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/26/dont-let-low-fertility-reduce-bermudagrass-potential/

Stem Maggots Comming to Panhandle Bermudagrass Fields

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot found this week in Washington County Coastal Bermudagrass hay field. Photo Credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Likely to Increase in North Florida Liza Garcia-Jimenez, UF/IFAS NFREC IPM Program The first high populations of Bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM), Atherigona reversura, are now occurring in Central Florida and likely will be seen in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/11/stem-maggots-comming-to-panhandle-bermudagrass-fields/

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot ID and Management

Stem maggots are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hay-fields in the Southeast. Major infestations can cause significant yield and quality loss to Bermudagrass hayfields.  Credit: Alabama Extension Publication Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot ANR 1462 Bermudagrass stem maggots (Atherigona reversura) are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hayfields in the Southeast, only being discovered …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/13/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-id-and-management/

Webinar: Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

Stem maggot damage on Bermudagrass Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Webinar February 6 at 10 A.M. CST Bermudagrass stem maggot, a new invasive pest, has been found across much of the Southeast.  First identified in Georgia in 2010, bermudagrass stem maggot is a pest that forage and hay producers need to learn how …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/04/webinar-biology-and-management-of-bermudagrass-stem-maggot/

Leafspot/Rust in Bermudagrass Hayfields

I have observed bermudagrass leafspot/rust in several commercial hayfields of Russell Bermudagrass in Holmes County over the last few weeks.  Typically this is something that is observed later in the growing season during hot, humid weather.  Even though Russell is thought to have good resistance to leafspot sometimes resistant varieties can still be infected with …

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