Pond Weed Control – Common Salvinia

Pond Weed Control – Common Salvinia

  Aquatic weed problems are common in the Panhandle of Florida.  Common Salvinia (Salvinia minima) is a persistent  invasive weed problem found in many ponds in Gadsden County. There are ten species of salvinia in the tropical Americas, but none are native to...
Renovating Centipede Grass Infested Pastures

Renovating Centipede Grass Infested Pastures

Encroachment of centipede grass even to the point of taking over a field of once vigorous bahiagrass or bermudagrass is an all too common occurrence.  Each year extension agents receive calls to look at and help landowners rectify a situation similar to the one in the...
Controlling Prickly Pear after Pasture Establishment

Controlling Prickly Pear after Pasture Establishment

Prickly Pear is one of those tenacious, tough to handle weeds that you hate to find growing in your pastures and hay fields.  It can be very difficult to control and eradicate.  This weed typically spreads and reproduces via fragmentation of original plants, such as...
Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages

Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages

Although not an extremely common weed in established and well managed pastures and hayfields, Adam’s Needle (Yucca filamentosa L.) can be a persistent and unwanted weed, especially in pastures that have been recently established in reclaimed timberland, or in...
Bermudagrass Stem Maggots Plague Panhandle Hay Producers

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots Plague Panhandle Hay Producers

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots continue to be a cause of consternation to producers of high quality hay in the Panhandle in 2016. Research in Georgia indicates that, since their first discovery in that state in 2010, stem maggots have spread across the southeast.  In...