Common Types of Weeds in Horse Pastures
When it comes to controlling weeds in horse pastures, identifying the type and knowing how to combat it are key to success. You must take control measures at the appropriate time in the plant’s growth cycle. Otherwise, you’re wasting time, effort, and money.
Andy Kness, MSc, agriculture educator for Harford County, Maryland, described common weed categories (particularly in the mid-Atlantic region) and how to manage them during the University of Maryland Extension’s healthy horse-keeping webinar series.
Winter annuals germinate in the fall, overwinter (go dormant), then flower the following spring, dropping seed and repeating the cycle. You can best control them by mowing before they set hard seed in the spring. Apply chemical controls (e.g., herbicides) in fall or early
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