Tag Archive: Prevent

Prevent Asparagus Fern Escapes

As an extension agent, I’m always curious of what plants folks are using in the landscape. One plant I’ve been noticing more and more of in north Florida, both in containers and in landscape beds, is asparagus fern. Three different plant species go by the name asparagus fern – Sprenger’s fern (Asparagus aethiopicus), foxtail fern …

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Inspect and Wash to Prevent Azalea Lace Bug Damage

Now is the time to prevent your azaleas from being attacked by lace bugs. The azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides, overwinters as eggs on the underside of infested leaves. Eggs hatch in late March and early April. The insect then passes through five nymphal instars before becoming an adult. It takes approximately one month for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/21/inspect-and-wash-to-prevent-azalea-lace-bug-damage/

There Is Still Time To Prevent Spring Lawn Weeds

Photo caption: Purple nut sedge is dormant, but quite alive and waiting for warm weather. The best hope for control is to use a pre-emergent herbicide in late February to early March which will prevent this exotic invasive plant from germinating. Now that March is here the lawn becomes less of an abstraction and more …

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Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns

Photo- Les Harrison Serpentine belts are a critical component in connection of the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. This belt, which snakes around the outside of the engine, serves a crucial role in functional operations of many types of motorized farm equipment.  The serpentine belt transmits power effectively and efficiently from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/28/check-serpentine-belts-this-winter-to-prevent-growing-season-breakdowns/

Now is the Time to Prevent Summer Weeds!

So often, homeowners wait until weeds have overtaken their lawns in mid-summer before looking for a course of action to control them. Unfortunately, when weeds get to maturity and start producing flowers and going to seed, they are usually quite difficult to control. Important! The best strategy is to prevent the weeds from getting established …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/03/now-is-the-time-to-prevent-summer-weeds/

Pasture Soil Fertility Essential to Prevent Broomsedge Infestations

Broomsedge bluestem goes by many common names; broom grass, broom sage, sage brush, etc. No matter the name it is a sign of poor soil fertility. Broomsedge bluestem, or Andropogon virginicus L. is quite conspicuous this time of year. Its tall stems are the most noticeable feature in many fields. While these tall stems blowing in …

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Contol Wild Hogs to Prevent Crop Damage

Corral trap with rooter gate. Wild hogs are a nuisance to farmers, timberland owners and even subdivision residents.  With recent rains, wild hogs are expanding their ranges and looking for new feeding areas.  The time to control wild hogs on the farm is before the crop is in.  Basically, it is harder to trap the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/31/contol-wild-hogs-to-prevent-crop-damage/

Be on the Lookout for Prevent Pigeon Fever

Livestock owners need to be on the lookout for Pigeon Fever to appear again in livestock this year. Over 60 Florida horses, mainly in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, were infected with this disease in 2012.   Pigeon Fever is an infection caused by the bacteria, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis that lives in the soil and is spread …

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Recycle Nutrient Solution To Prevent Groundwater Pollution

Guodong (David) Liu, Ph.D. has concluded applied research on recycling the nutrient solution used for greenhouse vegetable production to prevent groundwater pollution.  He determined whether recycling could result in an accumulation or deficiency of elements which would be deleterious to plant growth, product quality, and the dietary value of vegetables. “Complex fertilizer systems have been developed to …

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