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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Tree of heaven leaves. Credit: Bigstock
Tree-of-Heaven - Articles Articles

Tree-of-Heaven

David R. Jackson

Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) also known as ailanthus, Chinese sumac, and stinking sumac is a rapidly growing, deciduous tree native to a region extending from China south to Australia. Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive pest, is particularly attracted to Tree-of-heaven. 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 Control: An Integrated Approach

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

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 Management in Agronomic Crops

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

Wirestem muhly (Muhlenbergia frondosa) is a perennial grass species that can be problematic in conservation tillage production systems throughout Pennsylvania and the Northeast. 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
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 Management: An Integrated Approach

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

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
Joseph LaForest, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Juniper Scale - Articles Articles
The juniper scale, native to Europe, is now found throughout the United States. This key pest attacks junipers, cypresses, falsecypress, and incense cedar in landscapes and nurseries. More
Keeping greenhouses free of weeds helps control diseases and insect pests.
Zero Tolerance for Weeds in the Greenhouse - Articles Articles
"Don't let weeds grow in the greenhouse." Growers know it, customers sense it, and Extension educators preach it. But is zero tolerance for weeds attainable? More
Purple Loosestrife in Pennsylvania
Purple Loosestrife in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Purple Loosestrife is an aggressive plant that is invading our wetlands and replacing valuable wetland plants; eliminating food and shelter for wildlife; and choking waterways. More
Options for Chemical Control of Moss in Putting Greens
Options for Chemical Control of Moss in Putting Greens - Articles Articles

Options for Chemical Control of Moss in Putting Greens

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D., Joshua Cook

Silvery thread moss (Bryum argenteum) in putting greens is becoming an all-too-common occurrence on Pennsylvania golf courses. More
Penn State Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology Archives, Penn State, Bugwood.org
Diagnosing Turfgrass Problems - Articles Articles
The cause of turfgrass damage is often difficult to determine if considerable time has elapsed between damage and diagnosis. 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 I Control Weeds in the Fall?

Dwight 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. More
Photo: Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Black Medic - Articles Articles

Black Medic

Tim Abbey

Black medic (Medicago lupulina) is a spreading, low growing summer annual. More
Clean the Combine to Stop Spread of Herbicide Resistant Weeds
Clean the Combine to Stop Spread of Herbicide Resistant Weeds - Articles Articles
Thorough cleaning and knowledge of the combine’s prior use can prevent the introduction of new herbicide-resistant weeds to your fields. More
Mid-Atlantic Field Crop Weed Management Guide
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Mid-Atlantic Field Crop Weed Management Guide

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

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Get strategies and peruse herbicide tables for managing weeds in corn, sorghum, soybeans, small grains, legumes, grass forages, and pastures. More
Woody Ornamental Insect, Mite, and Disease Management
Woody Ornamental Insect, Mite, and Disease Management - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Woody Ornamental Insect, Mite, and Disease Management

Sharon I Gripp, Gregory Hoover, Gary W. Moorman, Ph.D.

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Manage insect, mite, and disease pests in your woody ornamentals and shade trees. More
Photo: Tim Abbey
Common Pokeweed Identification and Management - Articles Articles
Pokeweed can be a weed in landscape beds and nurseries. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Home Orchards: Table 2.4. Plant Protection Materials - Articles Articles
Informational table showing pesticides available for home garden use on various fruit crops. More
Weed Control in Home Fruit Plantings
Weed Control in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles

Weed Control in Home Fruit Plantings

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Weed control can be accomplished chemically or mechanically. Depending on the situation, each method has its advantages and disadvantages. More
Pesticide Toxicity Pesticide Toxicity - Articles
Because pesticides are toxic, they are also potentially hazardous to humans and animals. More
Types of Weeds
Types of Weeds - Articles Articles
To adequately control weeds in the small-scale orchard, you should learn proper weed identification. More
Fern-dominated forest understories interfere with forest regeneration and provide poor habitat for wildlife. Photo Credit: David Jackson
Controlling Understory Fern Competition for Regeneration Success - Articles Articles
Dense understories of hay-scented, New York, and bracken fern can interfere with the regeneration of hardwood forests, threatening their sustainability. More
Pigweed Seedling Identification
Pigweed Seedling Identification - Articles Articles

Pigweed Seedling Identification

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

This is the time of year to try to correctly identify and manage problematic pigweeds in your fields. More
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