Tag Archive: Control

Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop

Join us to learn about identifying and controlling some of the most troublesome invasive exotic plants like cogongrass, Japanese climbing fern, privet, and others.  We will also address exotic insects that are causing, or will cause, big headaches for forestry and natural resource professionals.  Earn pesticide applicator CEU’s, forestry CEU’s and connect with partnership and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/invasive-exotic-species-and-control-workshop/

Friday Feature: The Cow Sprayer Automated Fly Control System

Thanks to Nick Simmons, Escambia County Extension for sending in this week’s featured video.  This video highlights an innovation developed by Hue Fussell, a farmer in Ambrose, GA who invented “The Cow Sprayer.”  The Cow Sprayer automatically applies insecticide to every cow as they walk through a portable frame gate.  For just under $ 3,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/01/friday-feature-the-cow-sprayer-automated-fly-control-system/

Cattle Fly Control Tips

A cloud of horn flies (the numerous white specks), Haematobia irritans irritans (Linnaeus), feeding on cows. Photo credit: Lane Foil, Louisiana State University. Source:  Horn Fly Haematobia irritans irritans Dr. Lew Strickland, Extension Veterinarian,Department of Animal Science,University of Tennessee Now that warm weather has arrived, everyone will start to focus on all the chores that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/01/cattle-fly-control-tips/

Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond

Eastern Mosquitofish are small in size, but with a gargantuan appetite for mosquito larvae. The tiny terrors can eat well over their body weight daily in developing mosquitos. The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/30/mosquito-control-can-be-as-close-as-a-farm-pond/

Control Options for Thrips in Peanuts and Cotton

Twin row peanut field in Jackson County. Photo: Ethan Carter Planting season is well under way, with some producers nearing completion of peanut, and cotton planting. Annually, thrips are problematic in early panted cotton and peanut. It will be important to keep an eye on thrips populations as seedlings emerge, and the weeks that follow …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/control-options-for-thrips-in-peanuts-and-cotton/

Control Grasshoppers When They Are Young

Young nymphs of the eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera (Beauvois), clustered on a citrus reset (young citrus tree). Photograph by John Capinera, University of Florida. The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, also known colloquially as the “Georgia Thumper,” can be highly destructive to a variety of vegetable crops. This May many growers and vegetable gardeners have reported …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/01/control-grasshoppers-when-they-are-young/

Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings

Controlling competing vegetation and brown spot disease are two main reasons we prescribe burn young longleaf plantations: Longleaf pine seedlings do not like competing vegetation and will stay in the grass stage for years if vegetation is not controlled by fire, mowing or herbicides. Using improved containerized seedlings along with good vegetation management can release …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/22/control-burning-newly-planted-longleaf-pines-and-saplings/

Biological Control in Action!

Aphids (Macrosiphum gaurae) feeding on gaura. Photo: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Every day, if I get home before the sun goes down, I like to walk around my garden and see how things are growing. At this time of year there are always new surprises in the garden – plants leafing out after a winter break, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/05/biological-control-in-action/

NISAW 2016 – Air Potato Leaf Beetle, a Biological Control for Air Potato

Air potato vine. Photo by Scott Jackson Air potato (Dioscores bulbifera) is a perennial, herbaceous self-twining vine that can grow over 60 feet in length, enabling it to climb over and smother many native plants. The Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council (FLEPPC) lists air potato as a Category 1 invasive plant, which means that it …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/26/nisaw-2016-air-potato-leaf-beetle-a-biological-control-for-air-potato/

Alabama Online Beef Course, Weed Control Webinar, and New Cattle Publication

January News and Updates from AL Beef Systems Extension   Enrollment Now Open for Beef Basics Online Course The Beef Basics online course is a self-paced, comprehensive course containing lessons on cattle production management strategies in the Southeast. The course contains eight sections which must be completed in an eight week window. Successful completion of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/08/alabama-online-beef-course-weed-control-webinar-and-new-cattle-publication/

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