Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica
Common names: Japanese bloodgrass, Red Baron grass (red varieties), Cogongrass, Cogon grass, japgrass, bloodroot grass.
Have you ever seen cogongrass? Even if you do not know, you likely have as it ... READ MORE
Article by: Lily Stidham, UF/IFAS Extension Marion Co.
Whenever one has horses, the issue of internal parasites is one that cannot be avoided. Whether your horses are young or old, they are exposed to various worms. Small strongyles are ... READ MORE
As an Extension Agent or a Master Gardener Volunteer, we oftentimes find ourselves serving as plant doctors, or even as investigators trying to solve mysteries on the farm or landscape. One type of case we see quite frequently is the mysterious ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Lethal bronzing, a fatal palm tree disease, has been confirmed in Marion County. This disease was first discovered in Florida in 2006. Up until last year it was confirmed in the majority of south Florida and north into Alachua, Duval, St. ... READ MORE
Interested in growing grapes in Florida? There are special requirements for our area because of Pierce's Disease. Find out the latest in UF/IFAS research at the 2019 Grape Field Day. The program will be held July 16, 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:30 ... READ MORE
Stone fruit is a term used for fruit like peaches, nectarines, and cherries that have a single seed or "stone" in them. All of these fruit normally require a much greater cold period in the winter to properly flower than Florida can provide. ... READ MORE
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)
EPM is a neurological disease caused by parasitic protozoans that cross the blood brain barrier and infect the nervous system. This disease has hit close to home several times in the past year and in ... READ MORE