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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
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
Tree Fruit Production Guide
Tree Fruit Production Guide - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

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Get the most up-to-date information on growing tree fruit on a commercial scale. More
Clockwise, from upper left, common chickweed, Canada thistle, shepherd's purse, henbit. Source: http://plantscience.psu.edu/research/centers/turf/extension/plant-id.
Spring Weeds in Strawberries - 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
Weed Monitoring and Factors Affecting Weed Control
Weed Monitoring and Factors Affecting Weed Control - Articles Articles
Knowing the weed species present and the extent of the spread can provide you with valuable insight on possible control strategies. More
Wild Carrot, Queen Anne’s Lace, Bird’s Nest, Bishop’s Lace
Wild Carrot, Queen Anne’s Lace, Bird’s Nest, Bishop’s Lace - Articles Articles
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
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 Floor Management, 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
Home Orchard Calendar
Home Orchard Calendar - Articles Articles
Calendar applies to Zone 6, in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Apple bloom generally the last week of April. Adjust timings for other regions. More
It’s Fall, and You Can Help Reduce Your Weed Pressure
It’s Fall, and You Can Help Reduce Your Weed Pressure - 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
Mode of Action of Herbicides and How to Prevent Failures
Mode of Action of Herbicides and How to Prevent Failures - 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
Once the daylight hours lengthen, flowers develop on nutsedge.
Controlling 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
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
Watch Out for 2,4-D Drift Injury to Off-Target Crops - Articles Articles

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

Annie 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. More