Controlling weeds is one of the most challenging tasks farmers and turf managers have each year. Weeds compete with crops for sunlight, water, and nutrients. They can also cause problems with harvesting and reduce the quality of the crop. A good weed control program begins with regular scouting and proper weed identification. While it is tempting to want to apply a herbicide, many situations can be resolved with other methods such as tillage, smother crops, and mowing. If herbicides are needed, make sure you are using the correct herbicide for the crop and weed problem you have, use a calibrated sprayer, and read and follow the label carefully.
For more information about the identification of weeds and weed control recommendations in Smith County, contact Katie Martin at 615-735-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.