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New UF/IFAS app to ID toxic plants


December 2, 2020

Some livestock, pets and even children occasionally nibble on poisonous plants, presenting a potential pitfall to the animals and youth. Now, a new, free app designed by UF/IFAS researchers and Extension faculty helps you identify toxic plants. Not ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agronomy, App, Brent Sellers, Chris Marble, Environmental Horticulture, Farms, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Identification, Landscapes, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Poisonous Plants, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Sandra Wilson, Toxic Plants
Close up of lab grown Orange Lantana Flower

Silent Invader: Lantana


June 6, 2019

Silent Invaders When we think of things as being invasive we often imagine something like water Hyacinths covering every inch of a waterway or acres of Brazilian Peppers blocking out the sun where nothing else will grow. Invasive species are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Butterflies, Invasive Species, Lantana, Pollinator Plants, Toxic Plants, Weeds

Some Plants Toxic To Dogs


May 1, 2018

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison With the warmer weather the time for outdoor activities has arrived for all living in the area. It causes much consternation with many parents to have children who want only to stare at a phone ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Dogs, Florida Plants, Lawn Care, Les Harrison, North Florida, Pet Management, Toxic Plants, UF IFAS Extension
perilla mint

Scout Pastures for Toxic Perilla Mint this Fall


September 19, 2014

Perilla mint (perilla frutescnes) aka Beefstakeplant is a toxic weed that typically grows in shady, to partially shaded areas, damp spots, woodland edges, and fence-lines of pastures in the Southeast. Positive identification of this ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Forage & Pasture, Goats, Horse, Livestock, Panhandle Agriculture, Pasture, Pasture Management, Perilla Mint, Pest Alert, Pest Management, Sheep, Toxic Plants, Weeds

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