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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 …

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Rain Gardens Offer Option for Problem Areas of Yard

Rain gardens can make a beautiful addition to a home landscape. Photo courtesy UF IFAS Northwest Florida experienced record-setting floods this spring, and many landscapes, roads, and buildings suffered serious damage due to the sheer force of water moving downhill. That being said, we are just entering our summer “rainy season,” so it may be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/27/rain-gardens-offer-option-for-problem-areas-of-yard/

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/23/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 …

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Beach Vitex… Is It a Growing Problem?

Beach vitex expands its woody rhizomes aggressively; it can actually grow over sidewalks and driveways.   It’s actually a pretty plant, this Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), and it is very good at stabilizing eroding dunes. In the 1990’s, the state of South Carolina planted this shrub to help restore dunes lost during hurricanes. It was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/20/beach-vitex-is-it-a-growing-problem/

Slime Mold – Only A Cosmetic Problem

Although black or white streaks are shocking when they appear on an otherwise healthy lawn, the incidence of slime mold is rarely harmful. Closeup: Slime Mold in Centipedegrass. Image courtesy Matthew Orwat Slime mold is actually caused by the small round fruiting bodies of a special type of fungi, called Myxomycetes, which are regularly present in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/17/slime-mold-only-a-cosmetic-problem/

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