Tag Archive: Weeds

Converting from Pines to Pastures? Control Weeds before Planting

Converting timberlands to pasture releases weed seeds that often have been dormant for years.  In Walton County, bracken fern emerged in a newly established bahia pasture. Credit: Mike Goodchild With the continued expansion of beef cattle in our area, pasture and hay land is becoming scarce for new producers, and others interested in expanding their …

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Spring is a Good Time to Scout Pastures for Toxic Weeds

Perilla mint, a plant toxic to livestock, in a pasture. Photo Credit: Jennifer Bearden Spring is a good time to walk your pastures to scout for toxic weeds. Summer pastures are just greening up, but are still short, and warm season weeds are just beginning to pop up out of the ground.  In almost every …

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The Cheapest Method to Control Pasture Weeds

Source:  Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director & Dr. Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist From time to time people ask, “What is the cheapest way to control weeds in pastures?”  A healthy, vigorous pasture grass will choke out most weeds that try to get established.  Even so, the very …

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Effectively Controlling Row Crop Weeds Workshop February 19

Join us on February 19th at 11:00 AM at Grace Fellowship Church (1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, Alabama) to learn more about effectively controlling row crop weeds.  Lunch will be provided. Topics presented will feature: Resistant Weeds New Herbicides Latest Technologies Best Economical Control Weed Identification Call the Escambia County Extension Office at 867-7760 by February …

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El Niño may Boost Cool-Season Pasture Weeds

Thistle and other cool-season weeds could be more numerous in 2016 due to the El Nino, so producers should scout early and spray while weeds are still small. The summer of 2015 will long be remembered for the consistency and amount of rainfall received. This was a great benefit for the crop farmer, but made …

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Dogfennel: Ugly Pasture Weeds that Reduce Bahia Production

Dogfennel will decrease forage production. Photo credit: John Atkins Dogfennel is one of the most commonly occurring pasture weeds in Florida. University of Florida Weed Specialists, Brent. Sellers and Jay. Ferrel developed a publication specifically to address this troublesome pasture weed.  Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) is an aggressive native perennial found throughout much of the Southeast. …

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Now is the Time to Prevent Summer Weeds!

So often, homeowners wait until weeds have overtaken their lawns in mid-summer before looking for a course of action to control them. Unfortunately, when weeds get to maturity and start producing flowers and going to seed, they are usually quite difficult to control. Important! The best strategy is to prevent the weeds from getting established …

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September is Here: It’s Time to Prepare for Winter Weeds

Despite the fact that winter annual weeds are not currently growing, we are approaching the best time to prevent them from being seen in our North Florida lawns.   Carolina Geranium Photo Credits: UF/IFAS Common winter annual weeds include annual bluegrass (Poa annua), chickweed, henbit, hop clover, lawn burweed and Carolina or wild geranium.   …

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Control Weeds In Fence Rows Now

Un-managed fence rows can hide an assortment of problems Spring is a demanding time of year for north Florida’s farmers and ranchers.  Time is at a premium and the work requirements are strenuous and seemingly without end. It is easy to overlook or delay chores which are not screaming for immediate attention.  Weed control on …

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Controlling Weeds in Your Pond: Water Hyacinth

Libbie Johnson UF IFAS Escambia County Extension Northwest Florida can be a pond owner’s paradise. There is usually enough rainfall to keep ponds filled, catfish, bass, and brim are well adapted to the environmental conditions, and there is a long season to catch fish. One of the biggest problems pond owners face is the constant …

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