Hard to Think About Winter Weeds Now, But It Is Time

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Winter is still months away but the time to apply preemergence herbicides to control fall-germinating weeds is upon us. Winter annual weeds such as henbit, chickweed, annual bluegrass, and vetch will germinate as soon as the soil begins to cool. Preemergence herbicides need to be applied soon to prevent their establishment. Information to help select the most effective preemergence herbicide options for landscapes and nurseries can be found at the Weed Management in Nurseries, Landscapes & Christmas Trees portal.

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Photo of Dr. Joe NealDr. Joe NealProfessor of Weed Science, Extension Specialist & Department Extension Leader (919) 805-1707 joe_neal@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
Updated on Jan 17, 2018
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