Time to Think About Pond Weeds

Time to Think About Pond Weeds

With warming weather comes weed problems, and the field is not the only place they can pop up. Farm ponds, whether used for irrigation, livestock, or just recreation, can often grow numerous pesky weeds that impact the use of these water bodies. A few lily pads might...
Avoiding Pesticide Resistance

Avoiding Pesticide Resistance

Evan Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension Walton County, Horticulture Agent Pests come in many forms, from tiny sucking mites to weeds that tower ten feet tall. Chances are, whatever the pest is, there’s a pesticide to fight it. Pesticides may tend to be the first solutions we...
Don’t Forget to Test Your Soil!

Don’t Forget to Test Your Soil!

Spring has sprung, but it’s not too late for a reminder that soil testing is important. Whatever you grow, from row crops to pasture, proper fertilization is essential for healthy plants. Furthermore, making proper soil amendments, as determined by a soil test, can...
Fireweed – A Prickly Problem in Spring Pastures

Fireweed – A Prickly Problem in Spring Pastures

– Evan Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension Walton County One of the easiest pasture weeds to identify in our area has a rather plain appearance, but a single touch will tell you all you need to know. Fireweed, also known as heartleaf nettle, may not look flashy, but...