Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone… Read More
GIANT SMUTGRASS CONTROL TRIAL B. Justesen, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, J. Strickland, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, J. Yarborough, UF/IFAS Extension. Orange County, Orlando, FL, and B. Sellers, UF/IFAS REC. Ona, FL.
Situation: Giant Smutgrass (Sporobolus jacquemontii) is a perennial bunch- type grass that produces over 45,000 seeds per plant per year. Weeds in pastures and rangelands cost ranchers and livestock owners in excess of $180 million annually in Florida…. Read More
WARM SEASON TURFGRASS AESTHETIC FREEZE TOLERANCE G. Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County Horticulture Agent, J.S Strickland, UF/IFAS Extension Director, Osceola County, M. Smith, Multi-Counties Horticulture Agent.
Situation: In many parts of the United States, freeze tolerance of warm season turfgrass is measured by survivability of the turf. In Florida, it is purely aesthetic. Many homeowners desire a non-dormant grass during the winter. While frost… Read More
TO COMPARE THE EFFECTS OF TAKE-ALL ROOT ROT ON WARM-SEASON TURF GRASS G. Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County
Situation: During the growing season, eight out of ten lawn problems in Osceola County caused by take-all root rot. The disease is known to affect all warm season turf grass species. Not all turf species are equally susceptible… Read More
~A look at how reclaimed water is produced, what’s in it and how it can be used on lawns and food crops.~ ~Follow the UF IFAS Water Agents on Facebook and Twitter. Reclaimed Water Florida is rightly known… Read More
~A look at National Estuary Programs on Florida’s Gulf Coast and 5 things we can do to protect them If you live in Florida, chances are you have a water story. Whether it involves childhood memories of a day… Read More
It’s Florida Water Bill Day! A new water law becomes effective in Florida today, July 1, 2016. Most famously known as the “Water Bill,” this Florida legislation was 2 years in the making and has a little something… Read More
Comparison of Fall Establishment of Plugs of Zoysia and St. Augustine Grass in Central Florida Ricketts G., UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola County FL. Objective: Zoysiagrass and St. Augustinegrass are warm season grasses. The temperature in Central Florida can… Read More
Irrigation Checklist for Homeowners: Rain Sensor Replacement J.E. Davis, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell FL Situation: Water is Florida’s most important, yet finite resource. 90% Floridians drinking water comes from The Floridan aquifer, which is the one of… Read More
PERENNIAL PEANUT IN BAHIAGRASS PASTURES A.Fluke. UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL Situation: Optimal soil fertility is a challenge for Central Florida cattle producers grazing Bahiagrass. Necessary nutrients are commonly deficient. There is risk in implementing new forage… Read More