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Plant Pest Species Spotlight: Portulaca pilosa

Portulaca pilosa, or pink purslane, is a native Florida wildflower that is often considered a weed by Florida nursery growers and landscapers. This weed species is a member of the succulent family and forms thick mats covering the… Read More

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Poison Ivy in the Home Landscape

Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a toxic, pesky landscape pest found throughout Florida. Known for leaving painful rashes on everyone it touches, poison ivy can be difficult to manage once established in the landscape. This EDIS publication is… Read More

Yuvraj Khamare Wins Florida Weed Science Society Research Paper Competition

MREC graduate student Yuvraj Khamare won the Florida Weed Science Society’s Research Paper competition for his publication, Substrate stratification and fertilizer placement as a weed management tool in container nursery production.  Khamare, an environmental horticulture graduate student focusing on… Read More

What’s that weed? New weed ID video series available

A new video series will help hobby gardeners and professional horticulturalists identify weeds in their gardens and greenhouses. Proper identification helps lower herbicide use and leads to more successful weed management. The free, on-demand video series consists of… Read More

UF Weed Science Graduate Certificate: Further Your Education in Invasive Plant Management

By Dr. Candice Prince, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Assistant Professor Are you interested in furthering your education on weed science and invasive plant management? Have you considered going back to school for a graduate degree,… Read More

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Florida Betony (Stachys floridana)

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week and featured EDIS publication is about Florida… Read More

Weed of the Week: Galinsoga (Galinsoga quadriradiata)

  This week’s weed of the week and featured EDIS publication is about galinsoga (Galinsoga quadriradiata). Galinsoga is a common weed in agricultural fields, container-grown ornamentals, landscape planting beds, lawns, gardens, and other disturbed areas. In container nurseries,… Read More