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...
Big Bend Pesticide Training Series – September 16-19

Big Bend Pesticide Training Series – September 16-19

The Big Bend Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Gadsden, Leon, and Jefferson County Extension agents. The series is scheduled for September 16-19th, and will take place this year in Monticello at the Jefferson County Extension Office....
Early Season 2019 Peanut Disease Observations

Early Season 2019 Peanut Disease Observations

The peanut field conditions have gone from hot and dry in early June to a mix of wet and dry at the end of the month across much of Florida’s peanut production area (Figure 1).  The crop was definitely stressed by the drought and heat with Aspergillus crown rot...
Calibrating Your Boomless Pesticide Sprayer

Calibrating Your Boomless Pesticide Sprayer

Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, and Kalyn Waters, Holmes County Agricultural Agent Trees, fences, and uneven ground can make applying pesticides to pastures with a boom-type sprayer challenging. One way to avoid these hazards is to utilize a boomless sprayer....
Spray Water Quality Can Affect Pesticide Performance

Spray Water Quality Can Affect Pesticide Performance

Authored by Ethan Carter (Regional Crop IPM Agent) and Pratap Devkota (UF/IFAS Weed Specialist) Every applicator can think of an example where their pesticide (herbicide, insecticide, fungicide) provided less than desirable control. What you may not realize is that...