Basics of Turfgrass Weed Management. Tim R. Murphy Crop and Soil Sciences The University of Georgia. What is a Weed?. A plant out of place A plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered A flower in disguise. Is this plant a weed???. Common ragweed decreases crop yields, allergen
Tim R. Murphy
Crop and Soil Sciences
The University of Georgia
plant is a WEED!!!!
Broadleaf plantain 36,000
Texas Panicum 23,000
Annual Bluegrass 2,000
-Process of limiting a weed infestation to a
level that is economically or aesthetically
-Elimination of all plants and plant parts of
weed species from an area.
- leaf width, shape, color differences
- outcompete turfgrasses, can lead to erosion
- difficult to mow, disrupt uniformity of playing surfaces, safety considerations, attract insects
Establish and maintain a high quality, nearly weed-free turfgrass.
- ornamental beds
- turfgrass areas
* front lawn
* back lawn