Tag Archive: Southern

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/04/apply-for-the-southern-pine-beetle-prevention-program-through-july-31/

Southern Copperhead in Florida

  Photo 1. Large Southern Copperhead in Gadsden County – Photo by Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS There are approximately 44 species of snakes found in Florida.  The Southern Copperhead is one of the six venomous snakes that one might encounter while outdoors in the panhandle of Florida.    A uniquely beautiful and secretive snake, they historically have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/22/southern-copperhead-in-florida/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/16/southern-pine-beetle-assistance-program-now-accepting-applications/

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://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/10/a-cherry-for-the-southern-garden/

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://gulf.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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Southern Alabama Beef Series

The Beef Production Series:  “Producing Beef in L A – Lower Alabama” April 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, 2013 ● 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.(Central Time) April 9th – Geneva County Extension Office & Farm Center (Hwy 52 – Geneva) 5:30 – 6:00 Hamburger Social – Geneva County Cattlemen’s Association 6:00 – 7:00 “Standing Forages” – …

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Southern Armyworm Makes First Appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County

Southern Armyworms have make their presence known in Wakulla County by consuming one gardeners efforts. Southern Armyworms, Spodoptera eridania, has made its first appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County on April 19.  A home gardener brought in the samples seen in the photograph above. While most were still in the larva stage, the gardener had …

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