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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Video Series: Integrated Weed Management and Scouting
Video Series: Integrated Weed Management and Scouting - News News
Managing weeds is one of the most challenging aspects of growing fruits and vegetables for commercial sale. More
La Inspección de Malezas en los Árboles Frutales
La Inspección de Malezas en los Árboles Frutales - Videos Videos
El manejo integrado de malezas en los árboles frutales comienza con la inspección y identificación de malezas. More
Manejo Integrado de Malezas para Árboles Frutales y Verduras:
Manejo Integrado de Malezas para Árboles Frutales y Verduras: - Videos Videos
El control de malezas es uno de los aspectos más difíciles del cultivo de frutas y verduras. Este video describe estrategias que puede usar para controlar malezas a través de un enfoque integrado de manejo de malezas. More
Orchard Weed Control - Part of an IPM Plan
Orchard Weed Control - Part of an IPM Plan - Articles Articles

Orchard Weed Control - Part of an IPM Plan

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

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
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
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
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
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production - Videos Videos

Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production

Tara Baugher, Michael Basedow

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Integrated Weed Management in fruit production starts with scouting and identifying weeds. More
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production - Videos Videos

Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production

Tara Baugher, Mike Basedow

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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
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 - 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
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
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
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
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
Watch Out for 2,4-D Drift Injury to Off-Target Crops
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Watch Out for 2,4-D Drift Injury to Off-Target Crops

Dwight Lingenfelter, Annie Klodd, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

We have heard about claims of 2,4-D injury to commercial grapevines in Pennsylvania, potentially stemming from applications in nearby field crops. More
Drift herbicide damage on tomato.
Using Proper Herbicide Formulations to Prevent Damage - Articles Articles
Use the proper herbicide formulations to prevent damage to non-target plants. More
Tree Fruit Production Guide 2018-2019
Tree Fruit Production Guide 2018-2019 - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Tree Fruit Production Guide 2018-2019

Kari A. Peter, Ph.D., Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

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Get the most up-to-date information on growing tree fruit on a commercial scale. More
Photo credit: D. Paashaus
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