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Sod harvesting equipment CAES News
Turfgrass field day
Whether you're a golf course superintendent or a homeowner in search of the perfect lawn, you’ll find the information you need at the University of Georgia Turfgrass Field Day set for Aug. 1 in Griffin, Ga.
University of Georgia entomology intern Anna Marie Heape places a kudzu bug trap in a kudzu patch on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Monitoring kudzu
U.S. Forest Service entomologist Jim Hanula may be the only person in the South who actually wants to keep kudzu alive. He needs healthy plots of the famous weed to monitor the effect the bean plataspid – a pest that entered Georgia some two years ago and has become known as the kudzu bug – is having on kudzu.
Kudzu flower CAES News
Weed control 101
Ralph Waldo Emerson defined a weed as “a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” To a serious gardener, a weed can be nothing less than the bane of his or her existence. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturist Bob Westerfield says the best way to control weeds is to get to them early.
Facelis (Facelis retusa) or annual trampweed CAES News
Facelis takes over
Numerous lawns in Georgia are turning white. From a distance, it may look like snow in May or cotton left over from last fall. The "cottony" appearance is actually caused by a weed named facelis.
Paratelenomus saccharalis - parasitic wasp CAES News
Kudzu bug control
University of Georgia researcher John Ruberson is looking for natural enemies of the kudzu bug in an effort to fight the pest’s spread across the Southern states. A tiny Asian wasp may be the best option.
Henbit - weed often found in turfgrass lawns CAES News
Weed removal
The majority of weeds that are growing this time of year are called winter annual weeds. Weeds that are actively growing in lawns and pastures include henbit, chickweed, wild radish, buttercup, hop clover and catchweed bedstraw.
A power-driven implement that disrupts weed growth CAES News
Fighting weeds organically
Outsmarting weeds in organic crop production sometimes requires unorthodox, or what Carroll Johnson calls “bizarre” management techniques.
Freshly ground woodchips CAES News
Successful landscaping
Think like a plant. Would you like your feet strapped to a cage, your arms amputated, be buried alive in compost, smothered in mulch or drowned? To avoid some tree, shrub, flower and lawn problems, remember this Top 10 list:
A bean plataspid crawls on the side of a home in northeast Georgia. CAES News
Kudzu bug multiplies and spreads
Just shy of a year from when it was first spotted in northeast Georgia, the insect now commonly called the “kudzu bug” continues to mystify homeowners and agricultural researchers.