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...
Sunbelt Ag Expo October 15-17

Sunbelt Ag Expo October 15-17

The Sunbelt Ag Expo is coming up October 15-17 in Moultrie, GA – make plans to attend “North America’s Premier Farm Show”®. While you are at the Expo stop by the UF/IFAS building. This year the UF/IFAS building will feature five educational, interactive...
Why is There So Much Spotted Wilt in Peanut Fields this Year?

Why is There So Much Spotted Wilt in Peanut Fields this Year?

Ten years ago, I stood in a peanut field planted in late April surveying significant damage from spotted wilt.   One year later in 2010, and for the next 8 years, spotted wilt would not make a significant presence across the Southeastern Peanut Belt.  In fact, some...