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  1. Citrus Greening (HLB) A Troublesome Bacterial Pathogen — March 2, 2017
  2. Helping Turfgrass Overcome Herbicide Injury — October 12, 2016
  3. Challenges for Use of Glyphosate Alternatives in Urban Landscapes — July 19, 2016
  4. Doveweed: A Warm Season Turf Problem Most Visible In Fall — December 4, 2015
  5. Landscaping for Wildlife with Food Plots — September 29, 2015

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Citrus Greening (HLB) A Troublesome Bacterial Pathogen

If we look at the big picture when it comes to invasive species, some of the smallest organisms on the planet should pop right into focus. A microscopic bacterium named Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, the cause of Citrus Greening (HLB), has devastated the citrus industry worldwide. This tiny creature lives and multiplies within the phloem tissue …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/02/citrus-greening-hlb-a-troublesome-bacterial-pathogen/

Helping Turfgrass Overcome Herbicide Injury

Dr. Ramon Leon, Extension Weed Specialist, West Florida Research and Education Center Herbicides simplify weed management by allowing you to cover extensive areas in a relatively short time, and reduce the need for time-consuming control practices such as hand weeding. Additionally, many herbicides have the advantage of selective control. Selective herbicides are those that kill …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/10/12/helping-turfgrass-overcome-herbicide-injury/

Challenges for Use of Glyphosate Alternatives in Urban Landscapes

Dr. Ramon Leon, Extension Weed Specialist, West Florida REC, Jay Last year the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”  This generated a lot of controversy because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the European Food Safety Authority, and recently a joint report …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/19/challenges-for-use-of-glyphosate-alternatives-in-urban-landscapes/

Doveweed: A Warm Season Turf Problem Most Visible In Fall

Ramon Leon, WFREC Weed Specialist Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora) is a summer annual weed species that belongs to the dayflower family. Over the last three years, this weed has become an important weed problem in residential lawns and sod production. This weed has two key characteristics that make it successful. First, its seeds germinate late during …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/12/04/doveweed-a-warm-season-turf-problem-most-visible-in-fall/

Landscaping for Wildlife with Food Plots

Many of us enhance our home landscaping with bird feeders, bird houses, bird baths and other items so that we can attract wildlife. To accomplish the same thing, many rural landowners plant wildlife food plots. While large landowners often plant several acres, food plots can work well in any sunny area and can be as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/09/29/landscaping-for-wildlife-with-food-plots/

Leaf spots may mean a fungal disease

As the hot weather abates just a bit, gardeners find themselves back in the landscape only to find an outbreak of spots on their plants. Hot, humid and rainy weather are perfect conditions for the development of fungal diseases. One of the most common leaf spot diseases seen in the landscape during late summer is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2012/07/14/leaf-spots-may-mean-a-fungal-disease/