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Plant Stressors: 10 Ways You Unknowingly Stress Your Plants


August 26, 2021

Plant Stressors Plants can help us overcome stress in a variety of ways, but did you realize your plant can exhibit stress symptoms as well. A stressed plant is more susceptible to insect and disease problems. Here are ten ways you may unknowingly ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Central Florida, Container Gardening, Dollarweed, Environmental, Fertilization, Herbicide, Horticulture, Insect, Landscape, Mowing, Plant Disease, Plant Stressors, Pruning, Soil Compaction, Trees, Turfgrass, UF IFAS Extension, Urban Horticulture

UF/IFAS researchers share data on copper concentrations in stormwater ponds


July 27, 2020

If you ask the average Floridian what copper sulfate is, chances are most won’t know. But ask them if they’ve ever seen a bright blue stormwater pond and they’ll likely say yes. Copper sulfate kills algae in ponds and changes its color ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Copper Sulfate, Dollarweed, Kylie Chapman, Mary Lusk, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Stormwater Ponds

Florida-friendly Landscaping Tip: Water Efficiently


July 6, 2015

Is this plant growing in your yard? Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle umbellata) growing in a lawn is a sign of being too wet and/or being overwatered. This native plant typically grows in our local wetlands. Following the 2nd principle of Florida-Friendly ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Dollarweed, Florida Friendly, Lawn Problems, Lawn Weeds, Over-watering, Sarasota County, UF IFAS Extension, Water Efficiently

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