Category Archives: Weeds

Row Spacing and Seeding Rate and Effects on Weed Management

Shawn P. Conley, Ph.D., Soybean & Wheat Extension Specialist Pigweeds are among the most abundant and troublesome weed species across the Midwest and Midsouth because of their prolific seed production capacity and their ability to rapidly evolve herbicide resistance. This … Continue reading

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Weed Identification, 2017 Series, Horseweed

WEED IDENTIFICATION SERIES PLANT #2 Horseweed Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist (mrenz@wisc.edu), Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist (zegler@wisc.edu) Weed species #2 that we wanted to emphasize this spring is horseweed, also known as marestail. This … Continue reading

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Weed Identification, 2017 Series, Common Chickweed

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist (mrenz@wisc.edu), Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist (zegler@wisc.edu) Introducing a new Weed ID series of factsheets With everyone gearing up for the field season we thought it would be good to … Continue reading

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Cover Crops Becoming Your Next Weed?

Daniel H. Smith, Mimi Broeske, and Kevin Shelley- Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison Spring fieldwork has been a challenge so far and termination of cover crops can be a challenge under less than ideal conditions. A recent … Continue reading

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Preventing Cover Crops From Becoming Your Next Weed Problem Video

Daniel H. Smith- Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison Termination of cover crops can be a challenge. A new video from the Nutrient and Pest Management program details preventing cover crops from becoming problematic weeds. As farmers and … Continue reading

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Wild Parsnip, an expanding problem along roadsides in Wisconsin

Mark Renz Associate Professor and Extension Specialist. University of Wisconsin Madison Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa), a non-native plant, was first discovered in Wisconsin before 1900. Even those this plant has been present for over 100 years populations continue to spread … Continue reading

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2015 Soybeans Herbicide Evaluation Program Results Now Available

Mark Renz and Dave Stoltenberg Agronomy Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison; University of Wisconsin Extension Evaluation of new and existing herbicides for use in soybeans has annually occurred in Wisconsin for over 30 years. This program continues to compare effectiveness of … Continue reading

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2015 Corn Herbicide Evaluation Program Results

Mark Renz, Agronomy Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin Extension, Dave Stoltenberg, Agronomy Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison Evaluation of new and existing herbicides for use in corn has annually occurred in Wisconsin for over 30 years. This program continues … Continue reading

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Bring your biggest weed to Farm Technology Days

Mark Renz; Extension Weed Specialist Mild temperatures and ample rainfall have resulted in another year of rampant weed growth in Wisconsin fields. Did some of the weeds on your farm not get controlled? Are they now big? If so bring … Continue reading

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Arlington Weed Garden in “Full Bloom”

Mark Renz, Associate Professor and Extension Weed Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison I would like to officially invite people to view the weed garden at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station this summer (N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington WI 53911). This “garden” has … Continue reading

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