Tag Archive: Control

Control Grasshoppers When They Are Young

Young nymphs of the eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera (Beauvois), clustered on a citrus reset (young citrus tree). Photograph by John Capinera, University of Florida. The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, also known colloquially as the “Georgia Thumper,” can be highly destructive to a variety of vegetable crops. This May many growers and vegetable gardeners have reported …

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Control Grasshoppers When They Are Young

Young nymphs of the eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera (Beauvois), clustered on a citrus reset (young citrus tree). Photograph by John Capinera, University of Florida The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, also known colloquially as the “Georgia Thumper,” can be highly destructive to a variety of vegetable crops. This May many growers and vegetable gardeners have reported …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/28/control-grasshoppers-when-they-are-young/

Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings

Controlling competing vegetation and brown spot disease are two main reasons we prescribe burn young longleaf plantations: Longleaf pine seedlings do not like competing vegetation and will stay in the grass stage for years if vegetation is not controlled by fire, mowing or herbicides. Using improved containerized seedlings along with good vegetation management can release …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/22/control-burning-newly-planted-longleaf-pines-and-saplings-2/

Horn Fly Control for Beef Cattle

Figure 1 Adult Horn Fly. Credit J.F. Butler, University of Florida With a warm winter in the southeast and an early spring, many producers are already noticing the presence of flies in their beef cattle herds. The most common and costly of these flies is the Horn Fly. It is estimated that economic losses due …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/06/horn-fly-control-for-beef-cattle/

Biological Control in Action!

Aphids (Macrosiphum gaurae) feeding on gaura. Photo: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Every day, if I get home before the sun goes down, I like to walk around my garden and see how things are growing. At this time of year there are always new surprises in the garden – plants leafing out after a winter break, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/05/biological-control-in-action/

Forest Service offering Cogongrass Control Cost-Share Program

Cogongrass infestations negatively affect tree growth, wildlife habitat, and property values. Photo credit: C. Evans, UGA The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced on April 20, 2016 that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. Applications for the program will be accepted through July 29, 2016. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/30/forest-service-offering-cogongrass-control-cost-share-program/

The Cheapest Method to Control Pasture Weeds

Source:  Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director & Dr. Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist From time to time people ask, “What is the cheapest way to control weeds in pastures?”  A healthy, vigorous pasture grass will choke out most weeds that try to get established.  Even so, the very …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/23/the-cheapest-method-to-control-pasture-weeds/

Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings

Prescribe burning is an effective method for controlling brown spot needle blight in longleaf pines. Photo credit: Mike Goodchild Controlling competing vegetation and brown spot disease are two of the main reasons prescribe burns are recommended for young longleaf plantations: Longleaf pine seedling do not compete well with vegetation, and will stay in the grass …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/02/control-burning-newly-planted-longleaf-pines-and-saplings/

Pasture Weed Control Tips for Thistles

Thistle in a Gadsden County hayfield. Photo courtesy of Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Timing is critical for controlling weeds that infest and invade our pastures.  Thistles are an example of a weed in which proper timing of herbicide application can mean the difference between excellent and very poor control of the weed problem.  Thistles are biennial, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/18/pasture-weed-control-tips-for-thistles/

NISAW 2016 – Air Potato Leaf Beetle, a Biological Control for Air Potato

Air potato vine. Photo by Scott Jackson Air potato (Dioscores bulbifera) is a perennial, herbaceous self-twining vine that can grow over 60 feet in length, enabling it to climb over and smother many native plants. The Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council (FLEPPC) lists air potato as a Category 1 invasive plant, which means that it …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/26/nisaw-2016-air-potato-leaf-beetle-a-biological-control-for-air-potato/

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