Central Florida has been experiencing unusual May rain for a few weeks. Ample amount of rain makes landscape plants happy. Unfortunately, with each rain event it is likely that weeds seeds are going germinate and emerge in lawns… Read More
Training Session Date & Time 06/07/2019 08:00 AM – 03:30 PM Training Location UF/IFAS Extension, Volusia County 3100 E. New York Ave DeLand, FL 32724-6497, VOLUSIA Training Cost: $30.00 Registration Closing Date: 05/31/2019, Friday Is this training open… Read More
Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Mimosa Tree Albizia julibrissin Mimosa Trees are an invasive species in Florida, originating from China. The plant was introduced as an ornamental for homes and gardens but has since escaped into… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the days after Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle last October, residents assessed the damage while relief workers and aid traveled into the area to start the recovery process. For cattle ranchers, some… Read More
Landscapers and homeowners alike are very excited to meet and greet spring 2019 growing season. People in my neighborhood are busy with their lawnmowers and are shopping for new plants. But did you know that many lawn and… Read More
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sponsors a program that could be very helpful for farmers. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is a web based network of people all over America that voluntarily… Read More
As a boy in a small town in Georgia we had a St. Augustinegrass lawn. My dad started the lawn before I was born. That lawn was still doing fine when I left for college at age seventeen…. Read More
The Northeast Florida Small Farms Network connects livestock producers and growers to a resource-network focused on diversified and economically sustainable agriculture. Facilitated by the UF/IFAS Agriculture Extension agent of Nassau County, aims to help address the priorities, issues,… 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