Tag: pasture management

Farm Management Field Day – June 9, 2018

Date and Time Sat, June 9, 2018 / 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT Location Florida Horse Park – 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala, FL 34480 UF/IFAS Extension Marion County is hosting a field day at the Florida Horse Park to… Read More

Weed of the Week- Spiderwort

Spiderwort Spiderwort is a native perennial species with a large, fleshy stem and long, grass-like leaves.  Flowers have three petals that are normally purple to pink in color.  Spiderwort emerges in early spring and produces seed throughout the… Read More

Weed of the Week- Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus Control Prickly pear cactus can be a major problem in Florida pastures and rangelands, primarily because of how the plant reproduces.  This weed spreads by fragmentation, so pieces of the primary plant can form roots… Read More

Weed of the Week- Lantana

Lantana Lantana is a woody native plant that is toxic to livestock.  Although it is sold as an ornamental, commercial varieties are sterile.  Lantana producers allelochemicals in its roots and stems that inhibit the growth of other plants… Read More

Weed of the Week- Dogfennel

Dogfennel Dogfennel is an aggressive native perennial plant, and is currently the most common pasture weed in Florida.  Studies have shown that significant loss of forage occurs if Dogfennel is not removed prior to July 1st.  Additionally, while… Read More

Weed of the Week-Crabgrass

Crabgrass Control There are five crabgrass species found in Florida; India, blanket, southern, tropical, and smooth.  The blanket and India species are perennials, while southern, tropical, and smooth crabgrasses are annuals.  Due to the variations in life cycles,… Read More

Weed of the Week- Common Ragweed

Ragweed Ragweed is an erect, branching summer annual that is native to Florida and found extensively in disturbed areas, such as road sides, fields, orchards, and waste places.  It producers thousands of seeds per plant and is an… Read More