Winter Annual Weed Identification


Winter annual weeds compete with crops for water and nutrients and harbor crop pests. Accurate winter annual weed identification will help determine the correct weed management options. Common winter annual weeds in the Midwest include: henbit, marestial, shepard’s purse, field pennycress, prickly lettuce, and purple deadnettle. Selecting the right herbicides and proper application timing can influence performance.

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