Weeds are considered the #1 pest in agroecosystems. They compete with desirable plants and can reduce yields, and alter soil structure and quality. Weed management requires thoughtful planning and action. Use the resources below to help reduce the effect of weeds in your crop, garden, or landscape.
A member of the Caltrop family, this weed produces woody fruits that always land with one sharp spine pointed upward. Spines injure hooves, feet, and vehicle tires. A toxin from the plant may be linked to photosensitization ...
Feral rye (Secale cereale L.), also known as volunteer rye, is a troublesome weed in winter wheat production in the low- and intermediate-rainfall zones of eastern Washington and Oregon and southern Idaho. This publication ...
The benefits of an integrated management approach include fewer resistant weeds, lower negative environmental impacts, and sometimes reduced costs for farmers. When used correctly, organic or synthetic herbicides can be a useful part ...
This extensive resource provides you with in-depth information about agricultural weeds and the best ways of managing them. It includes a general discussion of weed biology, plus a reference section that describes the identification, ecology and management of 63 most common and difficult-to-control weed species in crop and forage production systems. The ecological approach to weed management seeks to first understand the biology and behavior of problem weeds and then develop an integrated set of control strategies. Viewable as a webpage or in print, produced by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Outreach.
Charles L. Mohler, John R. Teasdale, and Antonio DiTommaso |
May 2022 |
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Q: I have been manually trying to dig this plant up in my yard and it keeps coming back. Does it respond to salt/vinegar treatment or burning? It seems to put out a lot of bulbs and tubers and is in several parts of my yard. I don't like using chemicals in my yard, so that isn't an option.