Tag Archive: Controlling

Controlling Prickly Pear after Pasture Establishment

Photo 1. Prickly Pear after cultivation and pasture establishment in Gadsden County. Credit: Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Prickly Pear is one of those tenacious, tough to handle weeds that you hate to find growing in your pastures and hay fields.  It can be very difficult to control and eradicate.  This weed typically spreads and reproduces via …

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NISAW 2016 – Controlling Weeds in Your Pond: Water Hyacinth

Libbie Johnson UF IFAS Escambia County Extension Northwest Florida can be a pond owner’s paradise. There is usually enough rainfall to keep ponds filled, catfish, bass, and brim are well adapted to the environmental conditions, and there is a long season to catch fish. One of the biggest problems pond owners face is the constant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/24/nisaw-2016-controlling-weeds-in-your-pond-water-hyacinth/

Effectively Controlling Row Crop Weeds Workshop February 19

Join us on February 19th at 11:00 AM at Grace Fellowship Church (1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, Alabama) to learn more about effectively controlling row crop weeds.  Lunch will be provided. Topics presented will feature: Resistant Weeds New Herbicides Latest Technologies Best Economical Control Weed Identification Call the Escambia County Extension Office at 867-7760 by February …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/13/effectively-controlling-row-crop-weeds-workshop-february-19/

Controlling Rats and Mice Around the Farm

Source: CONTROLLING RODENTS IN COMMERCIAL POULTRY FACILITIES Purdue Extension The Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse are destructive rodent pests in and around farm facilities. This can be especially true during the winter months, as they seek food and refuge indoors. Rats and mice consume and contaminate feed, gnaw on structural, mechanical, and electrical …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/29/controlling-rats-and-mice-around-the-farm/

Tips on Controlling Ants

The proverbial picnic scene aside, ants are pests all of us have to deal with from time to time.  Both inside and outside our homes, they feed on and contaminate our food, they build ugly mounds on our lawns, and some ants can inflict painful bites or stings. Several species of ants are found in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/27/tips-on-controlling-ants/

Tips for Controlling Armyworms in Hay Fields

Large armyworms were seen defoliating a Tifton 85 Bermudagrass field recently in Holmes County. Photo credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Every summer, fall armyworm moths fly up from South Florida to lay their eggs in well fertilized hay fields and forage crops in the the tri-state region.  The timing of the first major infestations varies from year …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/19/tips-for-controlling-armyworms-in-hay-fields/

Detecting and Controlling Varroa Mites in Honey Bees

A female varroa mite (Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman) feeds on a worker bee. The mite is the oval, orange spot on the bee’s abdomen. Photograph by: James Castner, University of Florida. The varroa mite, Varroa destructor is the world’s most devastating pest of Western honey bees, Apis mellifera.  Although the varroa complex includes multiple …

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Controlling Weeds in Your Pond: Water Hyacinth

Libbie Johnson UF IFAS Escambia County Extension Northwest Florida can be a pond owner’s paradise. There is usually enough rainfall to keep ponds filled, catfish, bass, and brim are well adapted to the environmental conditions, and there is a long season to catch fish. One of the biggest problems pond owners face is the constant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/06/controlling-weeds-in-your-pond-water-hyacinth/

Revised UF Publication on Controlling Invasive Exotic Plants in North Florida Forests

Photo Credit: UGA Bugwood Controlling Invasive Exotic Plants in North Florida Forests (SSFOR19/FR133) Invasive non-native organisms are one of the greatest threats to the natural ecosystems of the United States. Invasive plants reduce biodiversity, encroach on endangered and threatened species, and rob native species of habitat. This 8-page fact sheet describes many of the current …

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