Q: The straw mulch I used at the end of summer to suppress the weeds doesn't seem to be working. Should I till it and cover with plastic? black or clear? Is there something better. Or should I add more straw. I could probably bring some cardboard home from work. Is this a healthy option?
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Weed seeds can survive in the soil for years before they germinate and grow.
It could take years to eradicate a large patch of blackberries, because so many seeds remain in the soil. But with good timing and dedication, property owners can reduce a sprawling blackberry thicket to a few manageable stragglers
Rangeland, pastures and hay fields throughout Oregon often contain poisonous plants that are potentially dangerous to cattle and other livestock.
Some plants absorb excess nitrates or oxalates from the soil and store them in plant tissues. Toxicity problems can occur in animals which feed on these plants.
A collection of items regarding government agencies for livestock producers
Publications and documents demonstrating the art of Mud and Manure Management for the pastures and forage crop. These contain useful information that are important when managing and producing livestock on pasture.
Scotch thistle was introduced to the United States in the 1800s as an ornamental plant from the Mediterranean region. It is a noxious weed in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Scotch thistle can form dense, virtually impenetrable ...
Reviews Russian thistle biology as it relates to management, including seed dormancy and longevity in soil, seed distribution, seed germination and emergence, plant growth after establishment, crop competition, and resistance to ...
In small grain and pulse crops throughout the high rainfall zones of the Inland Pacific Northwest, mayweed chamomile is a troublesome weed. Individual plants can produce as many as 17,000 seeds, and seed remain viable in the ...