Biology and Management of Common Purslane in Fruiting Vegetables, Cucurbits, and Strawberries

Figure 1.  Common purslane growth in a fallow field. Note fleshy stems and leaves with no hairs. Credit: Nathan BoydPurslane occurs throughout the year in Florida. It produces thousands of seeds per plant, which germinate readily, but can also persist in the soil for up to 15 years. Vegetative shoot fragments can survive on the soil surface for extended periods of time, then re-root when exposed to moisture and can even flower and produce seeds after they have been pulled from the soil. This characteristic enables purslane to persist and spread following cultivation. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Nathan S. Boyd, Andrew W. MacRae, Rick Kelly, and Ixchel M. Hernandez, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, July 2014.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1238

HS1166 Methyl Bromide Fumigant REDs Regulations Overview

HS1166, a 10-page fact sheet by Andrew M. MacRae and Joseph Noling, provides growers, applicators, and owner/operators with an overview of new mitigation measures and reporting requirements for methyl bromide. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, April 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1166

HS1167 Overview of New EPA Regulations Affecting Use of Metam Sodium and Metam Potassium

HS1167, a 10-page fact sheet by Andrew MacRae and Joseph Noling, provides a a general overview of the new mitigation measures growers and certified applicators will be required to implement, based on the new reregistration eligibility decisions (REDs) for metam sodium and metam potassium. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, April 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1167

HS1168 Chloropicrin Fumigant REDs Regulations Overview

HS1168, a 10-page fact sheet by Andrew MacRae and Joseph Noling, provides an overview of the new measures that will be required for fumigant applicators and growers using chloropicrin. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1168

HS1173 Common Purslane Biology and Control in Fruiting Vegetables, Cucurbits, and Small Fruits

HS1173, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Andrew W. MacRae, describes this drought resistant annual with succulent leaves found in most habitats in Florida — classification, seedling identification, mature plant, management considerations, and chemical control. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1173

HS1171 Considerations for Use of RoundupĀ® and Similar Products in the Home Landscape

HS1171, a 4-page fact sheet by Andrew W. MacRae and Marina D’Abreau, describes the type of RoundupĀ® products available to homeowners and provides tips to limit off-target movement of glyphosate products. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1171

HS1174 Proper Application of the 3-Way Fumigant System for the Post-Methyl-Bromide Era

HS1174, a 2-page fact sheet by Andrew W. MacRae, describes the 3-Way system — using a combination of three fumigants to achieve control of nematodes, diseases, and weeds — as a methyl-bromide alternative for the control of soilborne pests, and discusses considerations for growers in selecting fumigant systems. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1174

HS1175 Managing Yellow and Purple Nutsedge in Florida Strawberry Fields

HS1175, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Andrew W. MacRae, gives management guidelines for these perennial weeds that are well adapted for growth in plasticulture production systems. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1175

HS1172 Florida Pusley Biology and Control in Fruiting Vegetables, Cucurbits, and Small Fruits

HS1172, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Andrew W. MacRae, describes this drought-resistant annual with hairy leaves and stems that is common in row middles, strawberry production fields, and organic mulch for highbush blueberries — classification, seedling identification, mature plant, management considerations, and classical control. Includes reference. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1172

HS1176 American Black Nightshade Biology and Control in Fruiting Vegetables, Cucurbits, and Small Fruits

HS1176, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Andrew W. MacRae, describes this weed common in fruting vegetable fields, cucurbit, and strawberry production — classification, seedling identification, mature plant, management considerations, and chemical control. Includes reference. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1176

HS1169 Maximizing the Efficacy of Soil Fumigant Applications for Raised Bed Plasticulture Systems of Florida

HS1169, a 5-page fact sheet by Andrew MacRae, Joseph Noling, and Crystal Snodgrass, describes several factors in crop production that should be considered to maximize the efficacy of alternatives to methyl bromide. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, April 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1169

HS1177 Homeowner Considerations Prior to Selecting a Weed Control Product

HS1177, a 3-page fact sheet by Andrew W. MacRae and Marina D’Abreau, coaches homeowners to consider weed type and location in the landscape in selecting a herbicide as part of an effective weed management program. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1177

HS1178 Goosegrass Biology and Control in Fruiting Vegetables, Cucurbits, and Small Fruits

HS1178, a 2-page illustrated fact sheet by Andrew W. MacRae, describes this large grass common in mulched row crops and blueberry production fields — classification, seedling identification, mature plant, management considerations, and chemical control. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1178

HS1170 Nonchemical Weed Control for Home Landscapes and Gardens

HS1170, a 3-page fact sheet by Andrew MacRae and Marina D’Abreau, lists some of the most common options for nonchemical weed control and descriptions of their pros and cons. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, April 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1170

HS706/WG074 Estimated Effectiveness of Recommended Herbicides on Selected Common Weeds in Florida Vegetables

Revised! HS-706, a 6-page fact sheet by William M. Stall and Andrew W. McCrae, provides producers with tables estimating the effectiveness of control of herbicides on broadleaf and grass and sedge weeds in Florida vegtable production systems. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, April 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/WG074

PP259 Tomato Purple Leaf Disorder: A New Challenge for the Tomato Industry in Florida

Figure 5. Apparent decline and premature senescence of tomato leaves affected by tomato purple leaf disorder.PP259, a 2-page illustrated fact sheet by Gary E. Vallad, Bielinski M. Santos, Jane E. Polston, David J. Schuster, Andrew W. MacRae, Jeremy D. Edwards, and John W. Scott, describes this disorder, TPLD, observed in tomato fields in Hillsborough, Manatee, and Miami-Dade counties since 2006 — symptoms and field distribution, and the state of current research into the disorder. Published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, November 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PP259