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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 29th, 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 30th, 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 20th, 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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Weed of the Month: Dollarweed

Robert AnnisSeptember 23rd, 2023Dollarweed is a very common perennial weed that also goes by the name pennywort.  As the name implies, it it about the size of a silver dollar. It also looks just like a mini lily pad – which is appropriate considering how much it likes water.  For dollarweed, it’s easy being green and it can […]

Sedges have edges

Ralph MitchellJuly 21st, 2023When we look at turf weeds, they generally fall into three categories – grassy weeds like Common Bermuda grass, broadleaf weeds such as dollarweed, and then there are sedges.  Sedges appear almost grass-like in nature but are very different and need to be treated differently.  Let’s look at the sedges commonly found in our turf […]

OrangeTV Visits MREC’s Landscape and Ornamental Production Weed Management Laboratory

Caroline WarwickJuly 19th, 2023OrangeTV, the official channel of Orange County, Florida’s government, recently visited the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center to discuss our research and UF/IFAS Extension. Dr. Chris Marble is an assistant professor in the department of environmental horticulture at the University of Florida. His research focuses on production weed management in landscape and ornamental horticultural crops. […]

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