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Weed of the Week: Spanish Needles


June 24, 2020

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of this week is Spanish Needles (Bidens spp.). In Florida, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Apopka, Bees, Butterfly, Environmental Horticulture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Nursery, Pollinators, Spanish Needles, Weed, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Wednesday, Wildflower

Weed Control in Landscape Planting Beds


June 10, 2020

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. Weed control is one of the most expensive and time-consuming aspects ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apopka, Chris Marble, EDIS, Environmental Horticulture, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, MREC, Mulch, Uf, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Wednesday, Yuvraj Khamare

Water Wednesday Recap – Rain Barrel Basics


June 8, 2020

What is rain water harvesting? Have you ever wondered how you can utilize our rain water? Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Seminole County, Tina McIntyre, went through the basics of a rain barrel. To read more ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Rain Barrel, Rain Water, Stormwater, Tina McIntyre, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Weed Science Wednesday: Weed Control Inside Greenhouses and other enclosed structures


May 27, 2020

Weeds compete with crops for water, light, and nutrients, and will reduce crop marketability. In a restricted growth environment, such as container plant production, weeds reduce marketability and crop growth by almost 60%. Although there ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Environmental Horticulture, Greenhouses, MREC, Nursery, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Wednesday

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