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Fall Herbicide Applications are Best for Blackberry Control in Pastures

Fall is the best time to apply herbicides for blackberry briar control. Credit: Brent Sellers Brent Sellers and Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Weed Extension Specialists There are numerous briar or Rubus species (blackberry and dewberry) in the Southeastern U.S., many of which are found in Florida. Blackberry is common in most Florida pastures and can be overlooked …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/22/fall-herbicide-applications-are-best-for-blackberry-control-in-pastures/

Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane

Figure 1: Rain and leaf wetness exacerbate bacterial spot and can lead to complete blighting or defoliation of the plant. Credit: Josh Freeman As if the fall season wasn’t challenging enough from a pest and disease perspective, throw in a hurricane and it gets much worse. Luckily, the storm missed most of the Panhandle. Tomato …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/15/protecting-fall-vegetable-crops-after-the-hurricane/

Fall Vegetable Production Workshop – Combating Insect Pests September 12, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 UF / IFAS Extension Washington County will be providing a insect pest identification and management workshop for vegetable producers and home gardeners throughout Northwest Florida. Entomology specialists from the University of Florida and Extension agents will be leading hands on sessions focusing on insect pest management in vegetable production. This workshop is relevant to anyone …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/26/fall-vegetable-production-workshop-combating-insect-pests-september-12-2017/

Start Preparing Now for Whiteflies this Fall in Vegetable Crops

Metalized plasticulture may be a worthwhile investment this fall to disrupt high populations of whiteflies, aphids and thrips that built up from another mild winter.  Credit: Josh Freeman I realize that most vegetable producers have just settled into their spring crops, everything is well on its way, and you can put it on maintenance mode …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/21/start-preparing-now-for-whiteflies-this-fall-in-vegetable-crops/

Reduce 100 Bags of Fall Leaves to Ten

Billions of leaves blanket the fall landscape and are bagged by hundreds of homeowners to be placed curbside for local trash pick-up. Many of these leaves could be easily turned into valuable mulch or compost. Why do all those fall leaves end up in bags to be discarded? It’s probably because the homeowner is overwhelmed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/02/reduce-100-bags-of-fall-leaves-to-ten/

Want Fall Color? Plant These Trees !

  Ginkgo Florida has so much to offer!  It is home to the world’s most beautiful beaches. It has one of the largest agricultural economies nationwide.   But among all these things, Florida is lacking in one area that is very noticeable come fall:  all the beautiful red, yellow, and orange leaf colors that paint …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/17/want-fall-color-plant-these-trees/

Firespikes for Fall Color and Hummingbird Food

Looking to add something to brighten your landscape this autumn?   Firespike (Odontonema strictum) is a prolific fall bloomer with red tubular flowers that are very popular with hummingbirds and butterflies.  It’s glossy dark green leaves make an attractive large plant that will grow quite well in dense shade to partial sunlight.  In frost-free areas firespike …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/08/firespikes-for-fall-color-and-hummingbird-food/

Fall: An Ideal Time for Shrub Installation

It was a hot summer that has continued into Fall.  We hope cooler temperatures are on their way to the panhandle of Florida.  Fall can be a great time to spruce up your landscape with some new shrubs. Image Credit UF / IFAS It may be time for your landscape to receive a mini-makeover and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/03/fall-an-ideal-time-for-shrub-installation-2/

Persimmon Problems this Fall

  Japanese persimmons are a real treat in the Fall, and for those who enjoy growing fruit, they are a relatively problem free option.  The tree can reach 30 feet tall, if planted in full sun and well drained soils that receive ample moisture.  The orange-yellow fruit really makes a great show in the Fall. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/29/persimmon-problems-this-fall/

Fall Sampling for Nematodes in Agronomic Crops

Fall is the best time to take samples for nematodes, since populations often peak near harvest, and while crop roots are still viable.  These samples can be used to help determine if nematodes caused damage in the current crop and help predict the likelihood of damage to an upcoming crop. While all agronomic crops in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/fall-sampling-for-nematodes-in-agronomic-crops/

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