Torpedograss Slowly Attacking the Panhandle

Torpedograss Slowly Attacking the Panhandle

Tordpedograss (Panicum reopens) is one of the most concerning weeds in Florida, and has become a significant weed problem in the Panhandle. This weed’s favorite habitat is in or near ponds and ditches, but will spread across lawns, turf fields, and pastures. A native...
Disrupted Tupelo Bloom Expected this Year

Disrupted Tupelo Bloom Expected this Year

Tupelo honey season should be just around the corner. However, this year’s bloom is more difficult than ever to predict, thanks to Hurricane Michael. You’ve probably noticed strange things, like early bloom, happening to plants in your very own landscape. This kind of...
Poisonous Plant? Take a Closer Look, but Not Too Close!

Poisonous Plant? Take a Closer Look, but Not Too Close!

During summer and fall, a lot of us spend hours trekking through forested areas and pasture lands, either for work, if we are lucky, or by simply enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, there are not-so-nice life forms that also enjoy this time of year, like...
Land Clearing Can Lure Ambrosia Beetles

Land Clearing Can Lure Ambrosia Beetles

Questions come into the Extension Office from time to time about why sawdust is accumulating around remaining trees on recently cleared or developed tracks of forested land. The sawdust is more than likely a sign that ambrosia beetles are on the offensive. The...