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Question of the Week – Buggywhipping

Posted by romeethredge on April 26, 2014

Last year we saw a good amount of environmental buggywhipping in corn with the unusual weather we saw and we are seeing some again this year. This occurs when there is a problem with the leaves coming out of the whorl. It sticks and twists over, caught in itself. Usually in a week or so it breaks free but the plant is affected for a while and very yellow. This can be caused by insect damage but usually is the cool and hot weather changes. _DSC4280


This week I have the following question for you. What is this hanging from the limbs and is it a problem for these live oaks?



2 Responses to “Question of the Week – Buggywhipping”

  1. Steve said

    Spanish moss – no

  2. Jimmy Laska said

    Spanish Moss, and no ill effects to the tree that supports it. An interesting unknow fact about our southern moss friend is it’s directly related to the Pineapple! The two most widely known plants from the Bromeliad family are the pineapple (Ananas comosus) and the graceful “southern Bromeliad” known as Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides).

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