In this Issue:
  • Poisonous Plant? Take a Closer Look, but Not Too Close!
  • Get the Most Out of Your Pasture Herbicide Applications
  • Applications Being Accepted for the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program through July 13
  • Weed of the Week: Perilla Mint
  • Invasive Species Workshop and Air Potato Challenge – June 6
  • Thinning the Pawpaw Patch in Your Pastures
  • Grass Carp – A Biological Control to Manage Pond Weeds
  • Beef Cattle Basics Session 2 – Reproduction Management – May 8
  • Weed of the Week: Lantana
  • Weed of the Week: Prickly Pear Cactus
  • Weeds

    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 poisonous plants. There is a long, long list of enemies when …

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    Get the Most Out of Your Pasture Herbicide Applications

    If you have pastures or hay fields, weeds will always be an issue. Good fertility and grazing management will go a long way towards keeping weeds in check and these factors should be evaluated and addressed as a means of weed prevention. However, chances are that from time to time it will become necessary to …

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    Applications Being Accepted for the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program through July 13

    The Florida Forest Service announced this week that the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program is now accepting applications from eligible, non-industrial private forest landowners. Applications will be accepted now through Friday, July 13, 2018.

    Longleaf pine forests are native to the southeastern United States and are among the most diverse ecosystems in North America. …

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    Weed of the Week: Perilla Mint

    Perilla Mint is a toxic ornamental that has escaped from landscapes in the Southern U.S. and is now an established pasture weed. As a summer annual it grows in shaded areas up to a height of 2 feet tall. It is often identified by its purple shading on the undersides of the leaves. All parts …

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    Invasive Species Workshop and Air Potato Challenge – June 6

    June 6th is a great day to learn about all types of invasive species that threaten natural areas in Northwest Florida!  The UF/IFAS Extension Bay County office will have multiple educational exhibits with living samples of species of concern from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. central time, on Wednesday, June 6th. This is a multi-agency …

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    Thinning the Pawpaw Patch in Your Pastures

    Pawpaws (Asimina spp.) are members of the custard family, and 10 species are known to occur in the state.  Of these 10, fourpetal pawpaw (Asimina tetramera) is on the endangered species list, but this species is found primarily in coastal pine scrub habitats in Martin and Palm Beach counties.  Most pawpaw species in Florida are …

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    Grass Carp – A Biological Control to Manage Pond Weeds

    Florida has hundreds of aquatic plant species, and they are an often-overlooked feature of Florida’s landscape.  Overlooked that is, until the growth of non-native (even some native) species interferes with use of our waters.  Some aquatic plant species can become problematic in Florida waters when their growth interferes with fishing, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/18/grass-carp-a-biological-control-to-manage-invasive-pond-weeds/

    Beef Cattle Basics Session 2 – Reproduction Management – May 8

    Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension, which has been designed to give new and experienced producers a solid educational foundation for their beef cattle enterprises. Beef Cattle Basics will address six topics that are essential to beef operations of any size:

  • Forages – Variety Selection and Establishment Procedures
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    Weed of the Week: Lantana

     

    First introduced into the southern states as a perennial ornamental, Lantana is easily identified during the growing season by its vibrant multi-colored flowers. Currently, Lantana is listed as one of the top 10 more troublesome weeds in Florida, with documented occurrences in 58 of 67 counties. While it is still sold as an ornamental, commercially …

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    Weed of the Week: Prickly Pear Cactus

    Prickly Pear Cactus is not a pasture weed issue everywhere in Florida, but if you have them, they can be one of the most difficult weeds to control. Prickly Pear Cactus can reproduce through fragmentation, meaning that each pad can separate from the “mother plant” and set roots, and become a new plant. Because Prickly Pear Cactus …

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