Tag Archive: Common

Finding Common Ground on Climate Change

This solar-powered bicycle rental facility provides a healthy alternative to driving around a large city. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson, UF IFAS Extension Climate change is one of those topics that most people don’t want to think much about. It can be overwhelming, it can be controversial, and it can be downright frightening. A year ago, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/14/finding-common-ground-on-climate-change/

Algal Leaf Spot Common on Magnolias and Camellias

Algal leaf spot, also known as green scurf, is commonly found on thick-leaved, evergreen trees and shrubs such as magnolias and camellias.  It is in the genus Cephaleuros and happens to be one of the only plant parasitic algae found in the United States.  Although commonly found on magnolias and camellias, algal leaf spot has a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/algal-leaf-spot-common-on-magnolias-and-camellias/

Common Azalea Lace Bug Can Be Controlled

Damage caused by azalea lace bug. Photo credit: James Castner, UF/IFAS When azaleas are in a garden, azalea lace bugs are sure to follow. The good news is these insects, that discolor the leaves of azaleas, can be controlled. Lace bugs live on the underside of leaves and damage their hosts by piercing leaves with their straw-like mouthparts and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/04/common-azalea-lace-bug-can-be-controlled/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/common-bermudagrass-control-in-peanuts-with-fusilade-or-select/

Vaseygrass Becoming a Common Sight, Unfortunately

Vaseygrass in a Bermuda/Bahia hay field. This hard to control weed has become a common sight recently. Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin You may have noticed vaseygrass, with its conspicuously tall seed heads, in pastures and hayfields where you have not noticed it before.  Most of the factors explaining the increased occurrence of vaseygrass this summer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/28/vaseygrass-becoming-a-common-sight-unfortunately/

Common Myths about Spanish Moss and Lichen

Lichen on trunk of oak tree. Image: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Spanish moss and lichen have earned an inaccurate reputation for damaging trees and shrubs in the Florida landscape.  Although they may be found in plants that are in decline or showing stress symptoms, they are simply taking advantage of space available to survive.  Both plants …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/18/common-myths-about-spanish-moss-and-lichen/

Common Vetch: It’s Not Clover, But It’s Not Bad!

Jed Dillard, Jefferson County Extension It’s not clover but it’s not bad! If you have been watching anxiously for your clover to come up, you may have seen green leaves coming up whichare definitely NOT clover. Maybe you have seen them on ditch banks, in your lawn or other places you know nothing was planted. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/12/15/common-vetch-its-not-clover-but-its-not-bad/

A Guide to Visual Diagnosis for Common Essential Nutrients Deficiencies Symptoms

Alex Bolques County Agent Gadsden County abol@ufl.edu         Plants can become nutrient deficient if they do not receive adequate chemical elements for plant growth and development.  These may arise from inadequate essential nutrient levels in the soil or growing media, whether the plant is outside in the landscape or indoor in a …

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