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Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)

Air potato is an invasive plant species in Florida that should be removed from public and private properties to help protect the state's natural areas. It can quickly engulf native vegetation in natural areas, climbing high into mature tree canopies. It produces large numbers of bulbils (aerial tubers), which facilitate its spread and make it extremely difficult to eliminate because new plants sprout from even very small bulbils. It invades a variety of habitats including pinelands and hammocks of natural areas.


Biochar Effects on Weed Management

AG390/SS-AGR-386by Neeta Soni, Jason A. Ferrell, Pratap Devkota, and Michael J. MulvaneyJune 30, 2021This publication provides an overview of the impact of biochar use as a soil amendment on weed management. Written by Neeta Soni, Jason A. Ferrell, Pratap Devkota, and Michael J. Mulvaney, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, revised May 2021.

Weed Management in Fence Rows

WG210/SS-AGR-110by Brent Sellers and Jason FerrellMay 31, 2022A UF/IFAS numbered Management.

Weeds as Reservoirs of Plant Pathogens Affecting Economically Important Crops

HS1335/HS1335 by Morgan Byron, Danielle Treadwell, and Peter DittmarFebruary 21, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered peer reviewed Fact Sheet for Commercial audience(s). in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Integrated Pest Management

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