Tag Archive: Management

Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

Weeds can transform a pond from a source of enjoyment to a source of frustration. Utilizing a logical, systematic approach to aquatic weed management can greatly increase your likelihood of success.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls related to weed problems in fish ponds increases. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/04/tips-for-successful-pond-weed-management/

Corn Disease Management: When to Apply a Fungicide?

Southern Rust in field corn at the UF/IFAS Plant Research Center, Citra. Photo: Nick Dufualt. By Nicholas Dufault and Maria C. Velez-Climent, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department Recently, southern corn rust (Puccinia polysora) (Figure 1) was identified in Seminole County, Georgia and southern Alabama. With so many cloudy, and rainy days lately many producers have been …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/04/corn-disease-management-when-to-apply-a-fungicide/

July Cattle and Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Research Unit, Marianna, Florida.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/july-cattle-and-forage-management-reminders/

New Resource on Integrated Pest Management for Shrubs

IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern US Nursery Production Volume II is the third book released by the Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management Working Group (SNIPM) and includes chapters on hydrangea, loropetalum, holly, rhododendron (including azalea), Indian hawthorn, and weed management. Each chapter covers history, culture and management of the major species and cultivars in production, as …

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Pond Management Workshops May 31 and June 7

Managing a pond can be both rewarding and challenging.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Ponds can be a source of great enjoyment. However, properly managing them to meet your desired goals can be challenging. Panhandle Pond Management, a two part series being offered by UF/IFAS Extension, is designed to help pond owners/managers become more successful in reaching …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/22/pond-management-workshops-may-31-and-june-7/

Heat Stress Management for Dairy Cattle

Sigafoose Dairy Farm in Escambia County. Photo Credit: Hank Bignell All livestock are susceptible to heat stress, especially during periods of high humidity such as we are currently experiencing.  Cattle are at particular risk of overheating due to the production of internal heat from fermentation in the rumen (figure 2).  Dairy Farmers especially need to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/17/heat-stress-management-for-dairy-cattle/

Large Carpenter Bee Management and Control

Photo 1 Large Carpenter Bee – Photo by Shep Eubanks Photo 2 Carpenter Bee Gallery – photo courtesy of bugwood.org   Every year beginning in mid-March to early-April, Extension Agents begin to receive inquiries about managing carpenter bees which are attacking barns, eaves, rafters, and other wooden structures.  The bee most commonly responsible for economic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/31/large-carpenter-bee-management-and-control/

Peanut Disease and Nematode Management Update

Bob Kemarait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist Peanut disease and nematode management are always a critical component for profitability and success.  The following are some suggestions for disease and nematode management for the 2015 growing season. It is expected that there will be a significant increase in acreage planted to peanut in 2015.  Growers are to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/peanut-disease-and-nematode-management-update/

The Smart Approach to Pest Management

When talking about pest issues in the landscape, green industry professionals often refer to IPM or Integrated Pest Management. Chinch bug damage to St. Augustinegrass. Photo: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS So what is IPM and why should it be used? IPM is a combination of methods used to manage pests that has the least harmful effect …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/10/the-smart-approach-to-pest-management/

Grazing Management is Key for Profitable Livestock Production

Figure 1. Overgrazed (A) and well-managed pasture (B). Photo credits: Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS – NFREC Jose Dubeux, , University of Florida/IFAS – North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Pastures are different than hay fields or row crops. The final product is not the crop per se, but the animal gain obtained from grazing it. …

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