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Weed of the Week: Chickweed

Chickweed with flower Photo Credit: Dr. Brent Sellers

According to Dr. Brent Sellers, UF Weed Specialist, weeds in pastures cost Florida ranchers an excess of $180 million annually. Weeds reduce forage yields and quality. Chickweed is a common winter annual, broad-leaf weed found across the Southeastern U.S., and is one of many weeds that cause issues in pasture management. While most commonly found in wetter areas, or poorly draining soils, Chickweed thrives in a variety of soil conditions.

For help to identifying weeds or developing a control plan for your operation, please contact your county extension agent. 

For more information on this topic please see the following UF/IFAS Publication:

Weed Management in Pastures and Rangeland—2018

 

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Author: Kalyn Waters - kalyn.waters@ufl.edu

Holmes County Extension Director working in the areas of Agricultural Management in row crop, natural resources, livestock and forage production. Specialized in Beef Cattle Production in the area of reproductive, nutritional and finical management.
http://holmes.ufl.ifas.edu

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/12/weed-of-the-week-chickweed/