Weed Management

Information on weed management and control of home gardening, including purple loosestrife, ragweed, pokeweed, knotweed, pineappleweed and poison ivy. Tips on mulches and integrated pest management.

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Veronicastrum virginicum - culver's root
Weeds in the Fields - Articles Articles

Weeds in the Fields

Mary Ann Ryan

When driving, we often see flowering weeds in fields or roadsides. Casual walks along a country road may cause us to stop and check out the weeds of summer. More
Pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea) Photo: John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
Pineappleweed - Articles Articles


Tim Abbey

Pineappleweed can be either a summer or winter annual. More
Acer rubrum Red Sunset® on a commercial site with suspected glyphosate damage. Photo: S. Feather, Penn State
Use Glyphosate With Care Near Trees! - Articles Articles
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in non-selective, systemic herbicides sold under a variety of trade names – Round Up, Accord, Glypro, and many others. More
USDA map showing where Buddleia is invasive
Avoiding Invasives: Butterfly Bush - Articles Articles
How could the ever popular butterfly bush possibly be a problem for pollinators when it attracts butterflies and is highly marketed as a “must-have” plant for butterfly gardens? More
Natural Areas and Purple Loosestrife
Natural Areas and Purple Loosestrife - Articles Articles
Importance and background of natural areas, including activities related to monitoring and controlling Purple Loosestrife. More
Alton N. Sparks, Jr., University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Tactics - Articles Articles
The goal of using multiple tactics or "many small hammers" is to effectively suppress pests below injurious levels and avoiding outbreaks. More
Photo: Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org eastern poison-ivy Toxicodendron radicans
Poison-Ivy - Articles Articles


Tim Abbey

Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a native woody, perennial vine. More
Using Nature's Signals to Manage Landscape Pests
Using Nature's Signals to Manage Landscape Pests - Articles Articles
The best way to make an effective pesticide application is to observe pest development at the site through regular monitoring. More
Landscape cloth was used to stablize this steep bank for planting to junipers. Two decades later, removing the landscape cloth is a huge chore.
Putting an End to My Landscape Fabric Nightmare - Articles Articles
Landscape fabric is often used in ornamental landscapes as a method to block weed growth permanently. More
Introduction to Creating Healthy Landscapes
Introduction to Creating Healthy Landscapes - Articles Articles

Introduction to Creating Healthy Landscapes

Emelie Swackhamer, Larry Kuhns

When a plant looks unhealthy or has been injured by an insect or a mite, often our first impulse is to apply a pesticide. More
Keeping Plants Well Groomed
Keeping Plants Well Groomed - Articles Articles

Keeping Plants Well Groomed

Emelie Swackhamer, Larry Kuhns

Debris that builds up in the landscape can harbor pests and plant diseases. More
Table 9.3. Pesticides for Blueberries in Home Gardens
Table 9.3. Pesticides for Blueberries in Home Gardens - Articles Articles
Informational table showing pesticide recommendations for blueberries. More
Neighborly Natural Landscaping in Residential Areas - Articles Articles
Homeowners across America are changing the face of the typical American lawn. Learn strategies for the natural landscape homeowner who is looking for neighborly ways to garden for nature. 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
Photo: Tim Abbey
Common Pokeweed Identification and Management - Articles Articles
Pokeweed can be a weed in landscape beds and nurseries. More
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