Tag Archive: Weed

Weed of the Week: Southern Sandbur

Left: Southern sandbur seedhead. Right: Close-up picture of individual burs. Credit: Hunter Smith Across the Southern United States, Southern Sandbur (aka sandspur) can be found. It is an annual grass that grows in cropland and pastures, thriving in dry sandy soils. Southern Sandbur has a shallow fibrous root system and can easily invade poorly managed fields …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/12/weed-of-the-week-southern-sandbur/

Weed of the Week: Showy Crotalaria

Showy crotalaria is a common weed in the Panhandle that is toxic to livestock.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Commonly known as Showy Rattlebox, Showy Crotalaria is a fast growing summer annual that germinates in early spring and flowers in late summer. As a member of the legume family, it was brought to the United States …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/04/weed-of-the-week-showy-crotalaria/

Lemon bacopa, a beautiful pond plant or a weed?

Bacopa caroliniana, also known as lemon bacopa, is a popular aquatic plant. It is mostly found in the southeastern United States in states such as Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and even Texas. Lemon bacopa has a perennial life cycle that could make it a weed to some, or desired plant to others. Also, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/lemon-bacopa-a-beautiful-pond-plant-or-a-weed/

Weed of the Week: Tropical Soda Apple

This week’s featured weed is tropical soda apple, a serious weed problem in many pastures and natural areas of Florida.  This invasive weed is very prolific and can infest a pasture in a very short time.  Its fruit are toxic to goats, and the unpalatable thorny leaves results in reduced forage production and lower stocking …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/weed-of-the-week-tropical-soda-apple/

Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

Weeds can transform a pond from a source of enjoyment to a source of frustration. Utilizing a logical, systematic approach to aquatic weed management can greatly increase your likelihood of success.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls that relate to weed problems in fish ponds …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/16/tips-for-successful-pond-weed-management/

Pre-Emergent Herbicide Now for Spring Weed Suppression

Weeds are growing everywhere, especially in manicured lawns and landscapes despite the best efforts of owners who have spared no expense to remove the offending flora. Herbicides to control the weeds seem to be less effective as August progresses. The reality, at least about the herbicides, is different from perceived appearances. Herbicides can be a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/10/pre-emergent-herbicide-now-for-spring-weed-suppression/

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/

Tropical Soda Apple – Not Just a Pasture Weed

Tropical Soda Apple in Mature Pine Stand in Gadsden County Photo Credit: Shep Eubanks Every fall, about the time deer hunters begin hanging their tree stands for bow season I get calls wanting to know what this wicked weed is that is growing in the woods.  Many of our North Florida cattlemen are well familiar …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/16/tropical-soda-apple-not-just-a-pasture-weed/

Fireweed: a Pasture Weed that will Light You Up!

Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides) photo by Brent Sellers Fireweed is growing well in the Panhandle and I have had a couple of calls this week regarding this plant. This winter annual stinging nettle will definitely light you up! I remember the first time I ever encountered Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides) while working on fence adjacent to my dad’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/fireweed-a-pasture-weed-that-will-light-you-up/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/19/spiderling-an-emerging-weed-problem-in-peanut-and-perennial-peanut/

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