Iowa: Finding the Mile-a-Minute Weed

🕔Jul 25, 2018Mile-a-minute weed is an invasive species in the Polygonaceae (smartweed) family that is native to Asia. The weed was confirmed at a site in Iowa on July 19.

Invasive Weeds: Common Mullein – Mature Plant – 240,000 Seeds Annually

🕔Jun 14, 2018Common mullein is also known as Jacob’s staff, flannel leaf, velvet plant, velvet dock, or flannel plant. Originally from Europe, it was first reported in North America in the mid-1700s […]

Perennial Invasive Weeds: Spray Herbicides – Repeat, Repeat, Repeat…

🕔Jun 12, 2018It is well known that herbicides can manage perennial invasive weed species; however, a single application of most herbicides provides only short-term efficacy (one- or two-year suppression). These perennials are […]

South Carolina Officials Seek Help Finding One of ‘World’s Worst’ Invasive Weeds

🕔May 22, 2018Just as the weather warms, they pop their ugly heads out of hiding. But thank goodness they do, because now is the best time to find them so they can […]

Invasive Weeds: Can We Predict What Plants Will Become Invasive? Hopefully, Yes.

🕔Jan 23, 2018Is it possible to predict which nonnative plant species will become invasive weeds and when? According to research featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management, the answer is […]

Pennsylvania: New Noxious Weed Act Signed Into Law

🕔Dec 12, 2017The new Pennsylvania Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act will help protect your farm or property from some newer invasive noxious weeds.

Invasive Plants Have Unprecedented Ability to Pioneer New Continents, Climates

🕔Dec 5, 2017It’s no secret that globalization, aided by climate change, is helping invasive species gain a foothold across the planet. What came as something of a surprise to Virginia Tech researchers […]

Florida: Invasive Congongrass Spreading in the Panhandle

🕔Jun 26, 2017A recent increase in the spread of cogongrass has landowners scrambling to find ways to stop this invasive plant. There are ways to combat cogongrass, with positive identification and persistent […]

Nebraska: Watching for Ventenata — an Invasive Weed on our Western Horizon

🕔Apr 10, 2017Ventenata and Medusahead are invasive grasses that have been identified in parts of Wyoming and are now slowly spreading east. While neither has been identified in Nebraska, we need to […]

Nebraska: Detecting Invasive Species: Medusahead

🕔Mar 13, 2017Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a concept to identify potential invasive species prior to or just as the establishment of the invasive is taking place. An integrated pest […]

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