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Water Wednesday Recap: Stormwater Ponds


October 29, 2021

The ponds that you see outside your residence are probably not put there by nature, nor are they even close to being naturally occurring. These might be stormwater ponds. Urbanization is one of the boldest impacts on the water cycle. This is ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, AJ Reisinger, FFL, Gabriel Vicari, Runoff, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Urban Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Waterfront, Yilin Zhuang

Who is This Invader? Let’s Talk About Cogongrass


September 13, 2021

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Invasive Species, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cogongrass, Invasive Species Control

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
The invasive Chinaberry tree is highly toxic

Invasives in Bloom


March 22, 2019

Spring is in the air. The bees are buzzing, the pollen is falling, and the flowers are blooming. It’s a beautiful time of year, but there are some blooming plants among us that despite their attractiveness don’t belong. Invasive exotic ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Attracting Butterflies, Chinaberry, Cogongrass, Ecosystems, Exotic, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lantana, Native Plants

Biological Control For Pests


February 7, 2019

As spring approaches, we should all be aware that our pest problems will reappear. There are many types of pests to consider: insects, weeds, nematodes, and even some vertebrate species (such as the Cuban tree frog). When combined with good ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Air Potato, Air Potato Beetle, Biological Control, Citrus Greening, Crop Damage, Invasive, Lady Bugs, Natural, Pest Control, Pests, Predator, Tamarixia, Treatment, Wasps
cogongrass

Cogongrass – Pernicious Pasture Weed


May 23, 2018

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is a noxious invasive weed that disrupts ecosystems, decreases property values, and creates increased risk for fires. It originated from Southeast Asia and infests nearly 500 million acres worldwide. It was ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Forage, Grass, Herbicide, Invasive, Noxious, Pasture, Rhizome, Roadsides, Weed, Weed Control

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