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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://okaloosa.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://okaloosa.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://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/17/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://okaloosa.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://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/14/weed-control-in-winter-pastures/

Optimum Soil Fertility is an Essential Part of Weed Control

Herbicides can be used to control the weeds, but without good fertility and a healthy stand of grass, the weeds will return.  Photo Credit: Doug Mayo   Brent Sellers, RCREC Extension Weed Specialist; Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist; & Joao Vendramini, RCREC Forage Extension Specialist There have traditionally been few options for controlling weeds …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/23/optimum-soil-fertility-is-an-essential-part-of-weed-control/

Weed Control is not “One Size Fits All”

Chamberbitter Above average rainfall this summer has supplied water to more than just our landscapes, weeds are benefiting and flourishing as well. Just as with any other landscape pest, proper weed control starts with accurate identification and knowledge about the life cycle of the weed. When weeds are low in number, mechanical control (pulling, mowing) is a good …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/05/weed-control-is-not-one-size-fits-all/

Early Season Peanut Weed Control

Peanut planted 3 weeks ago on a dry-land field in Jackson County. Credit: Josh Thompson The weather in May has been hot and dry across the panhandle. A hot, dry May combined with late cold fronts in April has proven to be a challenge for peanut growers trying to get their crop planted. Many have had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/31/early-season-peanut-weed-control/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 6th): Chinese Privet & Alligator Weed

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 6th: Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) & Alligator Weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides): Video courtesy of Aquatic and Invasive Plant Identification Series by the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Invasive Plant Management Section. Chinese Privet: Chinese Privet …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/06/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-6th-chinese-privet-alligator-weed/

Herbicide Failure, Weed Resistance, and Pesticide “Stewardship”

Success or failure? There are a number of important factors that affect the outcome of weed control. If you are a pesticide applicator, you may have encountered some herbicide treatments that did not produce the results you expected.  Why is that?  There are a number of factors that can contribute to less than perfect pesticide …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/26/herbicide-failure-weed-resistance-and-pesticide-stewardship/

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