Start Date

13-1-2006 11:00 AM

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Weeds in pastures continue to offer challenges to the producer for controlling these unwanted plants. The combination of forage grasses grown in pastures and the climate of Kentucky provides an environment that is conducive for having numerous weedy species. Most pastures have a combination of cool season (those that begin growth in fall and mature in spring or early summer) and warm season (those that begin growth in spring and mature in late summer or fall) weeds. Additionally, some weeds such as thistles severely restrict grazing while other weeds do not. The decision to apply a weed management strategy is often difficult because of the wide array of weedy species and because some weeds cause little forage reduction.

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Jan 13th, 11:00 AM

New Developments in Pasture Weed Control

Weeds in pastures continue to offer challenges to the producer for controlling these unwanted plants. The combination of forage grasses grown in pastures and the climate of Kentucky provides an environment that is conducive for having numerous weedy species. Most pastures have a combination of cool season (those that begin growth in fall and mature in spring or early summer) and warm season (those that begin growth in spring and mature in late summer or fall) weeds. Additionally, some weeds such as thistles severely restrict grazing while other weeds do not. The decision to apply a weed management strategy is often difficult because of the wide array of weedy species and because some weeds cause little forage reduction.