Most summers the most problematic weed in gardens and yards is field bindweed. It is a perennial species that develops an extensive root system, making it difficult to control. Any management program may take several years.
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A guide to identifying common ticks in South Dakota
May 07, 2019
Throughout the state, dandelions are running a couple of weeks behind normal, but they are starting to show. If herbicide wasn’t applied last fall, there are still a few things South Dakotans can do to control the yellow-flowered weed said Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.
The yellow flowers of spring are coming. Spring dandelion treatments are not as effective as fall, but they can be used to stop the yellow flowers from producing viable seed.
Celebrate David Graper’s Contributions to South Dakota Horticulture & Master Gardeners April 26, 2019
April 18, 2019
For nearly 30 years, David Graper, SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist & Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator, has shared his horticulture knowledge and enthusiasm with South Dakotans.
April 08, 2019
SDSU Extension recently released the online Fertilizer Recommendations Guide, available at extension.sdstate.edu/fertilizer-recommendation-guide.
Many gardeners across the state of South Dakota desire to have weed-free gardens, yards and flowerbeds. Many homeowners do not want to use inorganic herbicides due to their potential health effects.
Grassy weeds are a problem in all field crops. They must be identified at early stages of growth so they can be controlled before crop yields are seriously threatened. Control measures are not the same for all grassy weeds, so accurate seedling identification is important.
Cultural weed control practices must be included in weed management programs to optimize control and inhibit re-infestation. A healthy, dense turf cover is the best overall defense against weed invasion. Some common cultural weed control practices include planting the most adapted turfgrass species for your environment (i.e. shade, full sun, or hot, dry conditions), maintaining a mowing height of 2.5–3.5 inches, watering deeply but less frequently, and proper soil maintenance including fertilization and core aerification.