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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/controlling-prickly-pear-after-pasture-establishment/

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://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/24/nisaw-2016-controlling-weeds-in-your-pond-water-hyacinth/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/14/detecting-and-controlling-varroa-mites-in-honey-bees/

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://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/07/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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/01/revised-uf-publication-on-controlling-invasive-exotic-plants-in-north-florida-forests/