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Rounding out our #WeedWednesday series in week 5 is our perennials.

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The perennial life cycle is often similar to a summer annual cycle, but it continues year after year.

Perennial weeds should be controlled with the appropriate herbicides in the fall.

Common perennial weeds include: dandelion, plantain, common thistle, and more. Check out the photos below for identification and best chemical control methods.

This information is adapted from a presentation by our rep from PBI-Gordon Turf and is for educational purposes only. Please remember to always consult a professional about your individual situation before performing weed control of any kind.
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We are starting a new weekly post (during the growing season) titled “Weed of the Week Mondays”! We have received numerous questions about a white flower growing in pastures and hay fields. In most cases, the weed has been Shepard’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris). This weed is a member of the Mustard family and is a winter annual that completes its life-cycle (seed to seed) in 30 days. Winter annuals only grow early in the spring and late in the fall when temperatures are cool. Seeds of Shepard’s Purse can cause diarrhea in all livestock if consumed; however, a specific toxic dose has not been identified. This weed usually indicates a thin stand of pasture or hay. Control options include reseeding the pasture or hay field, or delaying first crop hay until the weed has produced seed and died. Fun fact: the name refers to the shape of the seed pods as they resemble the pouches carried by European peasants. "Research Update Mondays" will return this winter. ... See MoreSee Less

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#WeedWednesday Week 4 is here! This week we are covering a pretty unpopular group of weeds: biennials.

Many biennials fall into the most frustrating category for both turf settings and agricultural ones, just because they can be so darn hardy!

Biennials have a two year life cycle. The first year involves spring germination and summer growth as a rosette, before going dormant for the winter. The following spring, the rosette elongates and ultimately flowers, sets seed, and dies.

The best time to gain control over these tough turf pests is during the rosette stage, which is during the fall of year #1 or the spring of year #2. Common biennials include bull thistle, mullein, and Queen Anne's Lace.

This information is adapted from a presentation by our rep from PBI-Gordon Turf and is for educational purposes only. Please remember to always consult a professional about your individual situation before performing weed control of any kind.
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April showers bring May... weeds? They sure do! Head over to our Facebook page to make sure you're following our 5 week "Weed Wednesday" Series. This week we covered summer annuals that you may see in your lawn. #WeedWednesday #Weeds #WeedControl

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Seeing a lot of tweets about how cereal rye is helping manage moisture this spring - this @AgweekMagazine #soilhealth Minute segment shows us exactly how well that works! https://t.co/0J9PDgsDTl

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