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Identification and Control of Henbit and Purple Deadnettle
12/30/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Mike Barrett, Gregg Munshaw
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags: weeds

Most of the winter annual broadleaf weeds are distinguishable from each other and thus fairly easy to key out or identify. However, there are two that show up each spring that often get people scratching their heads as to which is which---is it purple deadnettle? Or is it henbit? There are several similarities between these weeds---both are members of the mint family, both have square stems, both have sparsely hairy oval- to egg-shaped leaves, leaves of both are opposite, and both have small purple flowers that appear in the axils of the upper leaves during the spring.

web only | 4 pages | 812 words | 49 downloads | PDF: 5,381 kb

Herbicide Recommendations for Weed Control in Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue Lawns for Professional Applicators
3/30/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Mike Barrett, J.D. Green, Gre
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags: nursery and landscape, ornamental plants,

The best method to control weeds is to grow a dense and healthy lawn. This objective should be primary for turf professionals. Lawn weed control is facilitated by identification of the turfgrass and weed species present. Not all herbicides will control all weeds, and not all herbicides are safe on all lawn grasses. This publication contains herbicide recommendations for licensed professionals. For information on weed control for non-professionals, see AGR 208: Weed Control for Kentucky Home Lawns.

web only | 4 pages | 1,478 words | 59 downloads | PDF: 240 kb

Weed Control for Kentucky Home Lawns
2/25/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Mike Barrett, J.D. Green, Gre
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)

The best defense against weed problems in home lawns is a healthy and dense lawn. In thick lawns, weed seeds may not germinate because light may never reach the soil surface. A thick lawn is competitive with weeds, keeping them from growing and reproducing. Developing a healthy and dense lawn comes from using cultural practices such as proper grass species and cultivar selection, proper mowing heights and fertilization, and other good management practices. The need for herbicides to control weeds in home lawns can be greatly reduced if the lawn is well maintained.

500 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,878 words | 132 downloads | PDF: 390 kb

1998 Agronomy Research Report
7/1/1998 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Barnheisel, Mike Barrett,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology, KTRDC
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)

1,500 printed copies | 56 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 403 kb