Mark Renz, Extension Weed Scientist
Although summer hasn’t officially started, the weed garden is open and ready for business at the Arlington Ag. Research Station. Thanks to a generous donation by the Wisconsin Certified Crop Advisor Association we have renovated the plots and now have over 90 common weeds found in Wisconsin agronomic crops emerged and available for viewing. While many of the summer annual weeds are still very small, this is an excellent time to practice weed identification while plants are small. If you live near the Arlington Research Station (N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington WI 53911), or are travelling near this facility, please stop by. The weed garden is located on the south side of the public events parking lot. This garden will remain open through September, so weeds can be viewed at various stages of growth. For a list (and map) of species in the weed garden check the mailbox in the northeast corner.