In this Issue:
  • Weed of the Week: Dogfennel
  • Weed of the Week: Common Ragweed
  • Beef Cattle Basics – Six Part Series – Begins April 12
  • Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16
  • Weed of the Week: Arrowleaf Sida “Teaweed”
  • Featured Video: Chemical Control of Chinese Privet
  • Weed of the Week: Chinese Tallow
  • Weed of the Week: Broomsedge
  • Weed of the Week: Chickweed
  • Weed of the Week: Fireweed
  • Weeds

    Weed of the Week: Dogfennel

    If you don’t know Dogfennel by name, odds are you have seen it! Dogfennel is a common pest in pastures in the Southeastern U.S.  Dogfennel is especially troublesome in pastures that are overgrazed, with poor fertility. It is an aggressive native perennial that is found in the Southeastern United States. While some believe that Dogfennel is only …

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    Weed of the Week: Common Ragweed

    Ragweed is a native plant of North America. It is a herbaceous plant that is common in tropical and subtropic environments, belonging to the Asteraceae family. Common in roadsides, canal banks, ditches, near buildings and in poorly managed lawns, it is also a major issue for cultivated fields in many areas of Florida. Flowering …

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    Beef Cattle Basics – Six Part Series – Begins April 12

    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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    Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16

    Friday March 16, 2018 10:00 AM -12:00 PM Eastern, 9:00-11:00 Central Live Video Conference to be hosted simultaneously by UF/IFAS Extension Offices across North Florida

    Purpose of the Training

    In 2017, dicamba resistant crops were registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to receive dicamba herbicide applications over-the-top of growing cotton or soybean …

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    Weed of the Week: Arrowleaf Sida “Teaweed”

    Arrowleaf Sida is commonly known as teaweed, ironweed, or southern sida. It is a spring emerging broadleaf commonly found in pastures, pinelands, hammocks, and disturbed areas. Arrowleaf Sida is a native plant found from South Carolina, throughout Florida, and as far west as Mississippi. It has drought resistance and adaptability to a wide variety of soil …

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    Featured Video: Chemical Control of Chinese Privet

    This week’s featured video was produced by Alabama Extension to show the results of a Chinese Privet chemical control demonstration.  This video shares the results for three techniques used for privet control: foliar (spraying leaves), cut stump, and basal bark treatment.  There is also a companion fact sheet that provides more details on controlling …

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    Weed of the Week: Chinese Tallow

    Chinese Tallow is an invasive tree that is now well established in the Southern United States. It first became a concern in natural areas, due to its invasive nature and adverse effect on native communities of plants. Chinese tallow was first recognized as an issue in the Carolinas in the 1970s, and since has spread through …

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    Weed of the Week: Broomsedge

    Broomsedge is an economically important weed in the southern United States, with it typically being found in low fertility pastures. By itself, prescribed burning has little impact/control on Broomsedge as it only removes biomass above ground, and has little impact on the root system. Broomsedge is best controlled through chemical control with the use of Glyphosate. …

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    Weed of the Week: Chickweed

    According to Dr. Brent Sellers, UF Weed Specialist, weeds in pastures cost Florida ranchers an excess of $180 million annually. Weeds reduce forage yields and quality. Chickweed is a common winter annual, broad-leaf weed found across the Southeastern U.S., and is one of many weeds that cause issues in pasture management. While most commonly found in …

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    Weed of the Week: Fireweed

    Currently, across the Panhandle of Florida and the Southeast, Fireweed is popping up around structures, fence lines and other areas where bare dirt is present.

    Fireweed is well known for its stinging hairs that are easily embedded in the skin. These hairs carry toxins that cause extreme irritation for hours, if your skin is exposed to …

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