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By Mae Smith
Extension Educator 

Tips on fall weed management


October 12, 2016

As Mother Nature continues to threaten snow, you may be thinking about cleaning up around your property. Spraying weeds probably doesn’t come to mind as a fall chore; usually you think of spraying weeds in the spring or summer when they are actively growing.

Fall is an ideal time to control many weeds with herbicides. Perennial weeds with extensive root systems are beginning to prepare for “winter hibernation.” To survive the long winter they need to store a bunch of carbohydrates in the roots and root crowns to feed on through winter. They also need something to jump start growth in...

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