Tag Archive: Weed

Weed of the Week: Cogongrass

Cogongrass will take over native or cultivated vegetation, as can be seen in this hay field. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Cogongrass was accidentally introduced into Alabama in the 1900’s, but intentionally brought to Florida in the 1930’s as a potential forage and soil stabilizer. Currently it can be found in 73 countries and on every …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/23/weed-of-the-week-cogongrass/

Weed of the Week: Coffee Senna

Coffee senna is a troublesome pasture weed that is toxic to livestock. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Coffee Senna is not only an issue for livestock producers, as seeds are toxic when consumed, it also causes issues for cotton and peanut farmers in the southern states. The scientific name Senna occidentalis comes from Arabic and Latin roots, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/15/weed-of-the-week-coffee-senna/

Weed of the Week: Sicklepod

Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University – Bugwood.org Sicklepod is commonly known as Coffeeweed and is a major issue for livestock producers across the Southeast. This semi-woody annual legume is native to the American tropics. Sicklepod is known to be toxic, affecting liver, kidney and muscle function in livestock. The stems and leaves, as well …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/26/weed-of-the-week-sicklepod/

Weed of the Week: Goatweed

Image 1: Goatweed seeds are very small and are enclosed in yellow to brown capsules. Photo Credit: Dr. Brent Sellers Once just an issue in Central Florida Orange groves, Goatweed (Scoparia dulcis), also referred to as sweet broom and licorice weed, is now an issue for many pasture owners in North Florida. The spread of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/19/weed-of-the-week-goatweed/

Weed of the Week: Southern Sandbur

Left: Southern sandbur seedhead. Right: Close-up picture of individual burs. Credit: Hunter Smith Across the Southern United States, Southern Sandbur (aka sandspur) can be found. It is an annual grass that grows in cropland and pastures, thriving in dry sandy soils. Southern Sandbur has a shallow fibrous root system and can easily invade poorly managed fields …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/12/weed-of-the-week-southern-sandbur/

Weed of the Week: Showy Crotalaria

Showy crotalaria is a common weed in the Panhandle that is toxic to livestock.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Commonly known as Showy Rattlebox, Showy Crotalaria is a fast growing summer annual that germinates in early spring and flowers in late summer. As a member of the legume family, it was brought to the United States …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/04/weed-of-the-week-showy-crotalaria/

Lemon bacopa, a beautiful pond plant or a weed?

Bacopa caroliniana, also known as lemon bacopa, is a popular aquatic plant. It is mostly found in the southeastern United States in states such as Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and even Texas. Lemon bacopa has a perennial life cycle that could make it a weed to some, or desired plant to others. Also, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/lemon-bacopa-a-beautiful-pond-plant-or-a-weed/

Weed of the Week: Tropical Soda Apple

  For help identifying weeds or developing a control plan for your operation, please contact your county extension agent.  For more information on this topic please see the following UF/IFAS Publication: Tropical Soda Apple: Biology, Ecology, and Management of a Noxious Weed in Florida     Author: Kalyn Waters – kalyn.waters@ufl.edu Holmes County Extension Director working in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/28/weed-of-the-week-tropical-soda-apple/

Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

Weeds can transform a pond from a source of enjoyment to a source of frustration. Utilizing a logical, systematic approach to aquatic weed management can greatly increase your likelihood of success.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls related to weed problems in fish ponds increases. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/04/tips-for-successful-pond-weed-management/

Spiderling: An Emerging Weed Problem in Peanut and Perennial Peanut

Image 1.  Mature spiderling with green leaves. Photo Credit: Jay Ferrell Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist Spiderling (Boerhavia spp). is an annual/perennial that is becoming more prominent in north Florida. Once only observed on roadsides, spiderling is now becoming established in no-till peanut fields and perennial peanut hay fields. Image 2.  Spiderling seedling showing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/19/spiderling-an-emerging-weed-problem-in-peanut-and-perennial-peanut/

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