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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
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
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
Photo: Loke T. Kok, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org, bull thistle, Cirsium vulgare
Bull Thistle Identification and Management - Articles Articles
Bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare) is a biennial that true to its name, has notable spines. This plant is much different than Canada thistle. More
Weed Management in Pasture Systems
Weed Management in Pasture Systems - Articles Articles

Weed Management in Pasture Systems

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

Weeds can replace desirable grass species, filling in gaps or voids and reducing yield and overall quality of pasture and forages. More