A weed is only a weed if you call it a weed (note this does not apply to ‘noxious weeds’ which are federally and state regulated). That is very true for one of our most popular native weeds,… Read More
Discovery Trailing Pearlwort has found its way to Volusia County. According to The Atlas of Florida Plants Institute for Systemic Botany website, there is no record of it in Volusia County. http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3130 Chadwick Richard, Senior pest management technician… 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
By Mindy Hanak Gardens Program Coordinator Planting carrots was a consistently popular request this season as we, along with Master Garden volunteers and staff from other UF/IFAS Extension programs, provided hands-on assistance at nearly three-dozen school gardens across… Read More
Annual bluegrass, known as Poa annua, is the most troublesome weed of turf systems, according to a recent Weed Science Society of America survey, and this weed has grown to epidemic proportions, causing severe economic losses. Dr. Bryan… Read More
Tired of battling weedy plants? Join us March 21 for a free lesson in identifying and controlling common yard invaders. We will cover lawn weeds and common invasive urban species, and showcase methods to curb these unwanted plant… Read More
October can be a busy month in the garden and temperatures cool and you actually want to be outside. Your lawn will begin to grow slower, so not fertilizing and limiting your irrigation if we stay wet can… Read More