Weed Identification and Control

Information on weed identification and control, including catsear, marestail, purple loosestrife, pokeweed, pigweed, poison ivy, crabgrass, hemlock, purslane and multiflora rose. Tips on various herbicides and integrated pest management.

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Turf and Ornamental Conference of Northwest Pennsylvania
Turf and Ornamental Conference of Northwest Pennsylvania - Conferences Conferences
$65.00
World renowned speakers, and over 30 commercial exhibitors, will be present for this day-long Green Industry extravaganza. More
Noxious Weed - Catsear
Noxious Weed - Catsear - Articles Articles
Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata or Hypochoeris radicata), also known as flatweed, cat's ear or false dandelion, is a perennial, low-lying herb often found in lawn. More
Purple Loosestrife – A Noxious Weed
Purple Loosestrife – A Noxious Weed - Articles Articles
Recently, some folks pulled into the local nursery, asking about the pretty pink flowering plants that were blooming along the fields and roadsides. More
Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)
Management of Triazine-Resistant Pigweed and Lambsquarters - Articles Articles
Since the discovery of triazine resistance in the United States occurred in the late 1960s, more than 50 species of weeds have developed weed resistance problems. More
Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense)
Johnsongrass and Shattercane Control: An Integrated Approach - Articles Articles
Johnsongrass and shattercane are closely related grass weeds that are troublesome and persistent in row crops, where they reduce yield and quality. More
Wirestem Muhly Management in Agronomic Crops
Wirestem Muhly Management in Agronomic Crops - Articles Articles
Wirestem muhly (Muhlenbergia frondosa) is a perennial grass species that can be problematic in conservation tillage production systems throughout Pennsylvania and the Northeast. More
Waterhemp in soybeans
2016 Penn State Agronomy Herbicide Trial Report - Articles Articles
This weed field trials report is a summary of the 2016 herbicide trials conducted in corn soybean, and other field crops by the Department of Plant Science at Penn State. More
Horseweed in soybean
2015 Penn State Agronomy Herbicide Trial Report - Articles Articles
This weed field trials report is a summary of the 2015 herbicide trials conducted in corn soybean, and other field crops by the Department of Plant Science at Penn State. More
Quackgrass Management: An Integrated Approach
Quackgrass Management: An Integrated Approach - Articles Articles
Quackgrass is a widespread, persistent, cool-season, grassy weed found in Pennsylvania row and forage crops. This competitive perennial grass can reduce crop yields up to 95 percent. More
Photo of horseweed taken in early November. Curran, Penn State
How Late Can I Control Weeds in the Fall? - Articles Articles
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. More
Marestail (horseweed) in Rock Springs, PA (Annie Klodd)
Managing Herbicide Resistant Marestail (horseweed) - Videos Videos
Best management practices for resistant marestail (horseweed) More
Herbicide Resistant Marestail (horseweed) in Pennsylvania
Herbicide Resistant Marestail (horseweed) in Pennsylvania - Videos Videos
Marestail (horseweed) resistant to glyphosate and Group 2 herbicides is present in PA and presents management challenges. More
Introduction to Weeds and Herbicides
Introduction to Weeds and Herbicides - Articles Articles
Weeds are plants whose undesirable qualities outweigh their good points. More
Photo: James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org
Yellow Woodsorrel - Articles Articles
Yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta) has foliage (composed of three leaflets) that resembles white clover or black medic. More
Photo: Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org, wild garlic,Allium vineale
Wild Onion and Wild Garlic - Articles Articles
Wild garlic (Allium vineale) and onion (Allium canadense) are perennial plants that can be a weed in turfgrass and landscape beds. More
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