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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

Are any of you noticing brown spots in your bermudagrass hay fields? If so, you probably have some damage that has been caused by a bermudagrass stem maggot. The BSM bores into the pseudostem, the stem-like structure made up of leaf sheathes, where it feeds on the sap. This feeding…
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Smartweed in Pastures

Have you ever noticed this weed in your pasture or hayfield? This is a smartweed and they are very common in wet areas like pond borders, ditches, hayfields, and pastures. Smartweeds are part of the polygonum genus which also includes knotweed, ladysthumb, curly dock, and red sorrel. There are annual…
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