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...
Goatweed Control in Pastures and Hayfields

Goatweed Control in Pastures and Hayfields

Goatweed (Figure 1), also known as sweet broom (Scoparia dulcis) has been a problem in Florida pastures and hayfields for many years.  Dense infestations of goatweed are quite common throughout the state.  In most cases where goatweed density is extremely high, the...
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...
How Hot and Dry Conditions Affect Herbicide Performance

How Hot and Dry Conditions Affect Herbicide Performance

For the past several weeks, the Florida Panhandle has experienced hot and dry weather conditions. Unfortunately, these environmental conditions coincided with most of the pre-emergence (PRE) and early post-emergence (EPOST) herbicide applications. So, what could...
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...