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Question of the Week – Florida Beggar-weed

Posted by romeethredge on September 13, 2014

Last week I had a photo of an attractive lavender flower on a plant and they aren’t often noticed as they are small and they are on a weed pest called Florida Beggar-weed (Desmodium tortuosum). It’s in the fabacea or pea family.  Florida beggarweed is a pest in peanut fields but we have been controlling it pretty well.

Called Beggarweed because the seed seen in this photo will “beg” a ride if they touch you they stick to most things, and ride somewhere else to grow in another area.

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This week I have a photo of some pine trees I noticed next to a soybean field. What’s wrong with these trees and what is their future?

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3 Responses to “Question of the Week – Florida Beggar-weed”

  1. Steve said

    Lightning – mulch or the burn pile

  2. Dean said

    Lightening and probable death.

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