Tag Archive: Weed

New Herbicide Resistant Crop Varieties Offer New Tools for Weed Management in 2017

Jackson County cotton ready for harvest. Photo – Doug Mayo Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, Jay Ferrell, and Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Speciaslits 2017 will be a landmark year for row crop agriculture, as several long awaited herbicide technologies have finally been released by the EPA to help farmer’s combat troublesome herbicide resistant broadleaf …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/27/new-herbicide-resistant-crop-varieties-offer-new-tools-for-weed-management-in-2017/

Weed Control During Drought

Backpack Sprayer in Cogongrass. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Herbicide failures are common during extended dry periods. This is frustrating for the pesticide applicator due to wasted time and chemicals.  There are logical reasons why certain herbicides fail during droughts. There are two main reasons why herbicides fail in drought situations: Less herbicide absorption through the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/02/weed-control-during-drought/

Fence Row Weed Control…Optional?

Nothing looks better than a fence clean from weeds right?  It all depends on the goal you have in mind.  If you want to one day receive the infamous honor of “yard of the month”, than you might want the cleanest and straightest fence around.  If you have goals of providing a habitat for wildlife and beneficial …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/26/fence-row-weed-controloptional/

Weed Control Can Also Reduce Insect Damage

A caterpillar feeding at the edge of a field. Photo Credit: UF/IFAS Extension Insects, like humans, do not like exerting more effort than is necessary. They are also picky eaters. When an insect lands on a plant that it cannot eat or doesn’t prefer to eat, then it must exert more time and effort to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/22/weed-control-can-also-reduce-insect-damage/

Spiderwort: A Troublesome Weed Invading North Florida Hay Fields and Pastures

Bermudagrass hayfield with spiderwort spreading from infested road right-of-way in Jackson County. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Michael Durham, Jason Ferrell, and Brent Sellers Figure 1. Spiderwort can be easily identified by its clusters of colorful flowers with three petals. Photo credit: Michael Durham Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.) is a native perennial species found throughout the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/29/spiderwort-a-troublesome-weed-invading-north-florida-hay-fields-and-pastures/

Pasture Weed Control Tips for Thistles

Thistle in a Gadsden County hayfield. Photo courtesy of Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Timing is critical for controlling weeds that infest and invade our pastures.  Thistles are an example of a weed in which proper timing of herbicide application can mean the difference between excellent and very poor control of the weed problem.  Thistles are biennial, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/18/pasture-weed-control-tips-for-thistles/

Brunswick Grass: a Weed Contaminant in Bahiagrass Seed Production Fields

Ann Blount, Jay Ferrell, Anthony Drew, Jose Dubeux, and Cheryl Mackowiak (in cooperation with Johnny Melton, Jack Melton Family, Inc.) Brunswick grass (Paspalum nicorae Parodi), sometimes referred to as “Brown seeded paspalum,” is becoming a problematic weed in summer perennial grass pastures in the southeast. Brunswick grass is a perennial summer grass, with a similar …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/27/brunswick-grass-a-weed-contaminant-in-bahiagrass-seed-production-fields/

Pre-Emergent Herbicide Now for Spring Weed Suppression

Weeds grow everywhere, especially in manicured lawns and landscapes despite the best efforts of owners who have spared no expense to remove the offending flora. The reality, at least about the herbicides, is different from perceived appearances. Herbicides can be a wonderful tool for the homeowner, if applied properly. The first point to remember about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/11/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://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/09/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://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/16/tropical-soda-apple-not-just-a-pasture-weed/

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