Tag Archive: Weed

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/

Florida Betony: Both Edible Native and Weed

Florida Betony (Stachys floridana), commonly called rattlesnake weed, is a Florida native plant. It’s thought to have been confined to Florida until it was moved to other Southeastern states during the 1940s or 1950s in nursery containers. It is now found from Texas to North Carolina. Its square stems are characteristic of the mint family …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/15/florida-betony-both-edible-native-and-weed/

Pond Weed Management Workshop – June 12th

  Excess aquatic weeds can be a source of frustration for pond owners. Privately owned ponds and lakes are common across the Panhandle. Ponds can be a source of great enjoyment and frustration for their owners. When all is well a pond is a welcome addition to most any landscape. However, when problems arise pond …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/06/pond-weed-management-workshop-june-12th/

Pond Weed Workshop – June 12th

Excess aquatic vegetation can be a source of frustration for pond owners. Privately owned ponds and lakes are common across the Panhandle. Ponds are normally a source of  great enjoyment, but sometimes can cause frustration for their owners when aquatic weeds interfere with fishing. When unwanted or excess weeds build up in a pond, owners …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/16/pond-weed-workshop-june-12th/

Invasive Species of the Day (March 8th): Tropical Soda Apple & Alligator Weed

            March 8th: Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum) & Alligator Weed (Alternanthera philoxeroide) Tropical Soda Apple Photo Credit: Jeffrey Mullahey, UF, Bugwood.org Tropical Soda Apple: Florida ranchers know Tropical Soda Apple (TSA) as the “Plant from Hell”. The plant is a native of South America. It was first noticed in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/08/invasive-species-of-the-day-march-8th-tropical-soda-apple-alligator-weed/

Weed Control in Winter Pastures

Wild radish, commonly referred to as wild mustard can become a serious weed problem in winter pastures. It is time to begin scouting fields so that herbicide applications can be made prior to flowering. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Dr. Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist & Dr. Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist Many cattle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/13/weed-control-in-winter-pastures/

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