Lawn Weeds and Their Control
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North Central Regional Publication
Originally developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this publication has been adapted for Missouri
This publication is a reference guide to the three most important aspects of weed control: identifying the weeds in your lawn, choosing the correct herbicide and applying it properly.
About 50 common weeds are identified by full-color pictures, common and botanical name and growing season. A short paragraph provides information on weed characteristics such as shape of stem, growth habits and color.
Choosing the correct herbicide requires a knowledge of types of weeds. Cool season and warm season, annuals and biennials, grasses and broadleaves are discussed. A list of approved herbicides for each type is provided. A quick-reference chart in the back shows the growth period for each weed, gives suggestions for pre-emergence or post-emergence treatment, and lists the two herbicides most recommended to control each weed.
A section on management suggests ways to help prevent weeds through mowing, watering, feeding programs and seed and sod.
- Gravity flow
- Herbicide formulations
- Lawn preparation
- Mechanical control
- Perennial weeds
- Pressure systems
- Turflon D
- Turflon Ester
- Turflon II Amine
- White clover