Author: Justin Ballew

What Is It? Wednesday – Pigweed

This is a pigweed seedling that came up in a field that was disked recently. Pigweed, also known as Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), is one of the most aggressive weeds that farmers battle....

What Is It? Wednesday – Kudzu flowers

These are kudzu flowers. You can see the characteristic trifoliate kudzu leaves in the background. Kudzu is one of our most common invasive plants in the Southeast. Interestingly, it was introduced...

What Is It? Wednesday – Downy Mildew

This is downy mildew showing up on the underside of this collard leaf. While downy mildew symptoms can be seen on the top sides of the leaves, the pathogen sporulates on the underside of the leaves....

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