Weed Management

Information on weed management and control of fruit crops, including herbicides and pesticides. Tips on avoiding herbicide drift and controlling weeds in the orchard.

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Creating a Weed Management Plan for Your Organic Farm - Articles Articles
Successful weed management can make or break a new organic farm. These steps will help you get the upper hand on weeds. More
Grape leaves exhibiting phenoxy-type herbicide damage in 2017. Photo: T. Delvalle, Penn State
Herbicide Drift and Drift Related Damage - Articles Articles
Pesticide applicators are responsible for drift related damage and could face a potential lawsuit. More
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production - Videos Videos
Managing weeds is one of the most challenging aspects of growing fruits and vegetables. This video describes strategies you can use to control weeds through an integrated weed management approach. More
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production - Videos Videos
Integrated Weed Management in fruit production starts with scouting and identifying weeds. More
The ground cover in an orchard must be managed just as the tree canopy is managed. The orchard floor can be divided into two distinct areas: the area between the tree rows, and the area directly underneath the trees.
Orchard Establishment - Row Middle and Tree Row - Articles Articles
The orchard floor can be divided into two distinct areas: the area between the tree rows (generally planted with a permanent cover crop), and the area directly underneath the trees. More
Closely mowed row middles make it easier for predators to see and catch any potential rodents. Photo: Rob Crassweller
Orchard IPM - Postharvest Management Practices - Articles Articles
After you have completed harvest, take time for strategic management of weeds, wildlife and tree nutrient levels. More
Thistle following treatment with clopyralid.
Orchard Weed Control - Clopyralid - Articles Articles
Clopyralid is a selective, post-emergence herbicide that has been labeled in stone fruits for many years. More
Orchard Weed Control - Fall Herbicide Applications
Orchard Weed Control - Fall Herbicide Applications - Articles Articles
For years we have all heard the landscape green industry say that "fall is for planting". As orchardists, we should consider that fall is a very good time for applying weed control materials. More
Once the daylight hours lengthen, flowers develop on nutsedge.
Orchard Weed Control - Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) - Articles Articles
Nutsedge is a weed being seen in a number of orchards that seems to be a bigger problem in recent years. More
Orchard Weed Control - Part of an IPM Plan
Orchard Weed Control - Part of an IPM Plan - Articles Articles
Applying herbicides in the fall is key to successful weed management. The application can also be part of an integrated management approach for other orchard pests like cat facing insects and rodents. More
Orchard Weed Control - Weed Monitoring and Integrated Management
Orchard Weed Control - Weed Monitoring and Integrated Management - Articles Articles
Knowing the weed species present and the extent of the spread can provide you with valuable insight on possible control strategies. More
Orchard Weed Control - Wild Carrot
Orchard Weed Control - Wild Carrot - Articles Articles

Orchard Weed Control - Wild Carrot

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Wild Carrot, Queen Anne’s Lace, Bird’s Nest, Bishop’s Lace are common names for the same plant - Daucus carota. Wild carrot is a biennial weed, as its life cycle requires two years to complete. More
Orchard Weed Control Toolbox: Mode of Action of Herbicides
Orchard Weed Control Toolbox: Mode of Action of Herbicides - Articles Articles
Herbicide registrations vary by fruit crop and tree age. Always read the label carefully, and pay close attention to restrictions and application times and rates. More
Clockwise, from upper left, common chickweed, Canada thistle, shepherd's purse, henbit. Source: http://plantscience.psu.edu/research/centers/turf/extension/plant-id.
Strawberry Weed Control - Early Season - Articles Articles
Weeds can surprise you with the amount of competition they create in the springtime. Here we'll discuss control of some of our common winter annual weed problems, and also two perennials. More
Tree Fruit Production Guide
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Get the most up-to-date information on growing tree fruit on a commercial scale. More
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