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Weed Science Wednesday: Use of Glyphosate and Herbicide Alternatives for Weed Control in Florida Landscape Planting Beds

There is a growing controversy over potential health risks associated with the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®. Following extensive study, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with many other agencies, has maintained its findings… Read More

New Weed Science Resource: Comparing Plant ID Apps

The Landscape and Ornamental Production Weed Management Laboratory at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center has a new resource comparing plant identification apps and offering tips for budding horticulturists who are hoping to use apps to identify plant… Read More

Wild Weeds: Friends or Foes?

When it comes to gardening mishaps, sometimes letting weeds run wild can be a good thing. Have you ever noticed tiny white flowers lining roadways, or more commonly, your landscape bed? What about flowers in fields, forests, or… Read More

Paper Mulberry – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Paper Mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera This category 2 invasive species is a tree that is used extensively in the ornamental industry. Native to Japan and Taiwan, paper mulberry was introduced as a… Read More

Safety with a Homeowner Herbicide

Pesticide labels are not exciting reading materials but they contain necessary details about the specific product. The label information helps you with many decisions to use the product correctly and protect yourself and the environment during the product… Read More

Science Behind Weed Control

Extension connects the general public with University of Florida scientist and specialist by providing research based education. The science behind weed control, specifically Dioscorea bulbifera (air potato vine), engages youth and residents to seek out, identify and become… Read More

Let the Power of the Sun Restore Your Garden Soil

Written by  Philippe Bilger, Master Gardener Volunteer For many living in South Florida, summer is the time to enjoy the sun and the fun activities available to us. Due to the heat and humidity during the summer, growing… Read More

Japanese Climbing Fern – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Japanese Climbing Fern Lygodium japonicum Climbing Fern has underground rhizomes but can also reproducing using wind-dispersed spores. These methods of plant reproduction in combination with little environmental effects to the plant… Read More

Plant Identification & Weed Management

Licensed pesticide applicators know the importance of identifying potential pest and disease issues before they apply any type of pesticide, including an herbicide.  Pest identification is always the first step in Integrated Pest Management, one of the key… Read More