Show crotalaria, sometimes referred to as Rattlebox, is a fast growing summer annual that is toxic to livestock.
Southern sandbur (Sandspur), is a native annual grass adapted to dry, sandy soils.
Tropical Soda Apple is a common weed found throughout Florida and can be a serious problem in perennial pastures.
Do you have crabgrass in your lawn? You may have it and don’t even know it until you see large brown spots in your grass during the winter. It is a common summer annual weed and unless you manage… Read More
By Lloyd Singleton, Extension Agent II A Lake county resident recently contacted our Extension office with a photo of a “weed” that she thought looked like the one taking over her shady St. Augustine lawn, wanting to know… Read More
We are getting into that time of year where many Florida pastures are beginning to be invaded by weeds. Everyone would like to maximize forage production from pastures and hayfields while minimizing weed competition, within their budget. There… Read More
A: The best method of weed control is to maintain a healthy, vigorous turf. Following UF/IFAS recommendations for proper fertilization, irrigation, and mowing will help to maintain a healthy lawn that is able to outcompete most weeds. However,… Read More
Cover crops are utilized in the agriculture industry and smaller gardens to control weed growth when a patch of land is not in use. This practice is usually performed during the off-season. (In Florida this is commonly the… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By using a combination of fumigants, University of Florida scientists believe they can surgically strike out some weeds that otherwise get in the way of vegetable growth. Researchers with the UF Institute… Read More
Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sunshine helps flowers grow, and it can help rid soil of harmful organisms that hurt Florida’s $9 million cut flower industry, a University of Florida expert… Read More