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.
By Emelie Swackhamer, Gregory Hoover
The best way to make an effective pesticide application is to observe pest development at the site through regular monitoring.
Informational table showing pesticides available for home garden use on various fruit crops.
A weed that has been spreading in recent years in the nursery and landscape trade is mulberry weed.
Pokeweed can be a weed in landscape beds and nurseries.
Wild grape (Vitis spp.) is a native vine found throughout Pennsylvania. There are various species of wild grape occurring in a variety of habitats.
By Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.
Weed control can be accomplished chemically or mechanically. Depending on the situation, each method has its advantages and disadvantages.
Can fruit crops be grown in the home garden without pesticides? The answer is yes, but fruit quantity and quality may decrease.