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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.


April 15, 2019

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Ag, Agriculture, Justesen, Strickland, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Weed, Weed Control, Yarborough

IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL LITERACY FOR MORE INFORMED USE OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES K. Stump, J.S. Strickland, B. Justesen, J. Sullivan, and G. Murza, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL.


April 15, 2019

Situation: Although it is a county historically dominated by agriculture, Osceola County is rapidly urbanizing. This growth has led to the development of rural agricultural lands. However, undeveloped agricultural areas contain natural resources, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Natural Resources, Stump, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County

TRES OSCEOLA: CELEBRATING EARTH DAY PLANTING TREES E. Pabon, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL


April 15, 2019

Situation: During Earth Day and Arbor Day, tree giveaways are very popular. Many of these activities do not have any associated education on appropriate tree selection or care. Since 2016 the Residential Horticulture Agent in Osceola County ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Earth Day, Horticulture, Pabon, Trees, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County

WARM SEASON TURFGRASS AESTHETIC FREEZE TOLERANCE G. Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County Horticulture Agent, J.S Strickland, UF/IFAS Extension Director, Osceola County, M. Smith, Multi-Counties Horticulture Agent.


April 15, 2019

Situation: In many parts of the United States, freeze tolerance of warm season turfgrass is measured by survivability of the turf. In Florida, it is purely aesthetic. Many homeowners desire a non-dormant grass during the winter. While frost ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Horticulture, Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County

TO COMPARE THE EFFECTS OF TAKE-ALL ROOT ROT ON WARM-SEASON TURF GRASS G. Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County


April 15, 2019

Situation: During the growing season, eight out of ten lawn problems in Osceola County caused by take-all root rot. The disease is known to affect all warm season turf grass species. Not all turf species are equally susceptible to take-all root ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Horticulture, Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County

ADAPTIVE GARDENING: IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY AND INJURY PREVENTION Sullivan, J., Agriculture Agent, University of Florida IFAS Extension-Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, Pabon, E., Residential Horticulture Agent, University of Florida IFAS Extension-Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL


April 15, 2019

Situation: Gardening can be a relaxing hobby that improves our physical and psychological health, with benefits including lowering blood pressure, improving motor skills, and reducing stress and depression. Gardening, however, can become an ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2019, 2019 Central District Symposium, Horticulture, Sullivan, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County

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