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Weed of the Week: Southern Sandbur

Left: Southern sandbur seedhead. Right: Close-up picture of individual burs. Credit: Hunter Smith Across the Southern United States, Southern Sandbur (aka sandspur) can be found. It is an annual grass that grows in cropland and pastures, thriving in dry sandy soils. Southern Sandbur has a shallow fibrous root system and can easily invade poorly managed fields …

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Apply for the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program through July 31

The Southern Pine Beetle Florida Township Hazard Rating Map is based on a model developed by the USDA Forest Service. The model computes hazard scores based on input variables that estimate the density and basal area of the most susceptible host pine species (e.g., loblolly and shortleaf pine) and soil drainage characteristics. Each township score …

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Southern Field Peas, A Summer Delight

Southern Peas, Image Credit UF / IFAS gardening solutions Cowpeas are one of the most important food legumes in the semiarid tropics covering Asia, Africa, Southern Europe, and Central and South America. A drought-tolerant and warm-weather crop, cowpeas are well adapted to the drier regions of the tropics, where other food legumes do not perform …

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Southern Purple Mint Moth

One very popular herb for the backyard garden is the evergreen Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis which serves as an attractive landscape shrub in addition to its culinary uses. Rosemary grows best in full sun and well-drained soils. When planted in the ground, rosemary can grow 4-5 feet in height and spread. Plants do have beautiful bluish …

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Southern Pine Beetle Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

Pitch tubes of the southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann, on outer bark. Photograph by James. R. Meeker, FDACS, Division of Forestry. Image inset is the southern pine beetle, Photograph by David T. Almquist, University of Florida. Applications From Private Forest Landowners Will Be Accepted June 6-July 18 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. …

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A Cherry for the Southern Garden

Although we are not able to grow edible cherry trees in more southern climates, there are a few ornamental relatives of the cherry that are worth adding to the landscape.  The Bush cherry, Prunus jacquemontii, is an attractive deciduous shrub that is a highlight with pink blooms in late winter.  Flowers provide an early nectar …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/10/a-cherry-for-the-southern-garden/

Southern Corn Rust Spreading in Southwest Georgia

Source:  Seminole Crop E News Rome Etrhedge, UGA Seminole County Coordinator Southern rust has shown up in a number of corn fields in Seminole County, Georgia. Rome Ethredge is urging corn farmers to apply fungicides again, if it’s been 3 weeks since their tassel application. Decatur County agent Justin Ballew with southern corn rust on …

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Southern Blight Found in Holmes County Tomatoes

Photo 1 – Southern Blight foliage wilt looks similar to Bacterial Wilt. Photo credit Shep Eubanks Southern blight (caused by Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc.) was found at two different tomato farms in Holmes County this week. Southern Blight is a serious fungal disease affecting diverse crops grown around the world, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. The …

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Pecans – A Southern Tradition

As I made a visit back to my hometown in North Alabama I was reminded of the subtle changes from fall into winter, which are not always apparent to me living in Tallahassee: the vibrant palette of leaves as they make their permanent descent until spring, the litter of spent cotton along each highway and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/11/pecans-a-southern-tradition/

2013 Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program

Sign Up Period:  Friday, June 14 – Wednesday, July 31 The Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program is offered to eligible non-industrial private forest landowners by the Florida Forest Service (FFS) through temporary grants from the USDA Forest Service. Periodic southern pine beetle (SPB) outbreaks in Florida have resulted in millions of cubic feet …

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