Information on weed management of forage crops, such as grass hay, wheat, barley, alfalfa and corn. Tips on herbicides and pesticides and weeds including pigweed, milkweed, hemlock and multiflora rose.
Help your forage plants prepare for winter survival and spring regrowth. Weed control, soil fertility and liming are a few key factors to consider this fall.
More Articles ByDwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.
How late can an herbicide application be made in the fall and still be effective? We provide comments about controlling perennials and winter annual weeds.
Dr. Bill Curran answers questions pertaining to perennial weed control strategies, timing, and products for grass pastures and hay fields.
Pasture weed identification and how to manage troublesome pasture weeds will be presented, including mechanical, cultural, and chemical control methods.
More Articles ByAnnie Klodd, William S. Curran, Ph.D., Dwight Lingenfelter
We have heard about claims of 2,4-D injury to commercial grapevines in Pennsylvania, potentially stemming from applications in nearby field crops.
Palmer amaranth and waterhemp have emerged for the season in Pennsylvania. It is important to scout for these invasive weeds now, and control them before they reach 4 inches tall.
There are a variety of smartphone and tablet apps that can help to identify pests, select crop protection products or view pesticide labels, putting important data at your fingertips.
Some helpful tips for weed management in forages are presented in a simple/straight-forward fashion for your convenience.
“This is the time of year when you start to notice poison hemlock in your pastures or along fence rows and roadsides. Best management practices should take place before it flowers, produces more seed, and continues to spread”.
Have you seen browning in timothy fields? It may be due to a heavy aphid population.
Scout your grass forage fields now and treat winter annuals and biennials with a foliar-applied herbicide when they are susceptible. Prowl H2O can now be used for summer annual grass and broadleaf weed control.
Warmer weather has prompted many weed control questions, particularly options in dormant alfalfa.
A short summary of many new weed control products you might expect to hear more about in 2017.
Primary toxin, galitoxin, is found in all vegetative parts of the plant. Toxins known as cardenolides may be responsible for digitalis-like signs that cause or contribute to death.
A productive discussion was had in Lancaster on the challenges, successes, and needs going forward for managing herbicide resistant weeds in the mid-Atlantic.