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Weed of the Week: Broomsedge

Mature Broomsedge Photo Credit Mike Goodchild Broomsedge is an economically important weed in the southern United States, with it typically being found in low fertility pastures. By itself, prescribed burning has little impact/control on Broomsedge as it only removes biomass above ground, and has little impact on the root system. Broomsedge is best controlled through chemical …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/19/weed-of-the-week-broomsedge/

Weed of the Week: Chickweed

Chickweed with flower Photo Credit: Dr. Brent Sellers According to Dr. Brent Sellers, UF Weed Specialist, weeds in pastures cost Florida ranchers an excess of $ 180 million annually. Weeds reduce forage yields and quality. Chickweed is a common winter annual, broad-leaf weed found across the Southeastern U.S., and is one of many weeds that cause …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/13/weed-of-the-week-chickweed/

Weed of the Week: Fireweed

Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides) Currently, across the Panhandle of Florida and the Southeast, Fireweed is popping up around structures, fence lines and other areas where bare dirt is present. Fireweed is well known for its stinging hairs that are easily embedded in the skin. These hairs carry toxins that cause extreme irritation for hours, if your skin …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/06/weed-of-the-week-fireweed/

2017 Ag Census Surveys in Your Mailbox this Week – Return by February 5

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) mailed the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers this week. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture. The resulting data are used by farmers, ranchers, trade associations, researchers, policymakers, and many …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/02/2017-ag-census-surveys-in-your-mailbox-this-week-return-by-february-5/

Weed of the Week: Black Cherry

Black Cherry Leaves Photo Credit: Dr. Brent Sellers Black Cherry is common across the southern half of the United States. Mature trees span from 50 to 90 feet tall with an oval silhouette shape, and low branches that normally droop to the ground. This native tree is commonly used for landscaping but can also be  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/17/weed-of-the-week-black-cherry/

Weed of the Week: Bracken Fern

Photo Credit: Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org Bracken Fern is a common perennial fern that is found across the United States. Its ability to grow well is both dry and moist soils, as well as along tree lines, in wooded areas, and around buildings, make it a well-adapted species. While all parts of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/03/weed-of-the-week-bracken-fern/

Weed of the Week: Caesar’s Weed

Caesar’s weed. Photo credit Ann Murray Caesar’s Weed is a member of the Malvaceae family, which are typically grown for ornamental purpose. Other plants in this family include Hibiscus and Cotton. Caesar’s weed is most commonly is found in disturbed areas, pastures, and perennial crop plantations. This weed is considered to be very aggressive, growing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/28/weed-of-the-week-caesars-weed/

Weed of the Week: Blackberry

Fall is the best time to apply herbicides for blackberry briar control. Credit: Brent Sellers Across the southeastern United States, there are several different species of Rubus (Blackberry and Dewberry). Blackberry is a common issue for pasture owners, with it also commonly growing in fence rows, and ditch banks. Lack of management will result in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/14/weed-of-the-week-blackberry/

Weed of the Week: Maypop Passion Flower

Maypop Passion Flower Photo Credit: Dr. Brent Sellers Often recognized by its showy pink/purple flowers, Maypop Passion Flower is a native plant, found across the southern US.  Although it is sometimes used as an ornamental plant, it can become a nuisance in pastures and along fence-rows.  Once the flowers bloom, from July to September, it …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/30/weed-of-the-week-maypop-passion-flower/

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/

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