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Spring is a Good Time to Scout Pastures for Toxic Weeds

Spring is a good time to walk your pastures to scout for toxic weeds. Summer pastures are just greening up, but are still short, and warm season weeds are just beginning to pop up out of the ground.  In almost every case, it is much easier to kill small weeds as young plants, than to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/spring-is-a-good-time-to-scout-pastures-for-toxic-weeds/

Coral ardisia – An Invasive, Potentially Toxic, Pasture and Woodland Weed

Coral ardisia (Ardisia crenata) is an invasive non-native plant, introduced into Florida in the early 1900’s for ornamental purposes.  It is now found growing in hardwood hammocks and other moist woodlands of both wild and grazing lands.  In addition to overtaking native vegetation, this plant is suspected of being poisonous to livestock, pets, and humans.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2012/08/16/coral-ardisia-an-invasive-potentially-toxic-pasture-and-woodland-weed/