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Weeds Publications & Resources

2018 Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook
A comprehensive guide to weed management in the Pacific Northwest. Covers biological weed control agents, pesticide safety and disposal, agrichemicals and their properties, and control of p . . . . . more details
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Alaska Field Guide to Potato Pests and Beneficial Insects in English and Russian > PDF
This 122-page pocket-sized manual helps potato field workers scout for and identify economically important diseases, insects, and weeds in potato crops in Alaska. Each pest or beneficial insect is a . . . . . more details

Aquatic Vegetation Management and Control > PDF
Provides information on how to control algae and vascular plant weeds in recreational waters, drinking water reservoirs, agricultural reservoirs and water distribution channels, ornamental ponds, coas . . . . . more details

Eurasian Watermilfoil > PDF
Covers the biology, detection, and management of this invasive aquatic plant. Includes illustrations and descriptions of similar species and estimated costs for various control options, including trea . . . . . more details

Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis L.: Convolvulaceae > PDF
Field bindweed is one of the most common noxious weeds in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and one of the most difficult to control. Crop yields often are reduced 50 percent or more where field bindweed in . . . . . more details

Hawkweeds > PDF
Describes the history of hawkweeds' invasion of the Pacific Northwest, how to identify hawkweeds, the biology and ecology of hawkweeds, and their control. Includes six color photographs and a map of . . . . . more details

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds and Their Management > PDF
Keep weeds in your fields from becoming herbicide resistant by rotating among herbicides regularly. Learn how and why in this publication. Especially useful is a color-coded chart to help you distin . . . . . more details
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Idaho's Noxious Weeds 2011 Control Guidelines > PDF
This pocket-sized booklet lists specific herbicides and biological control agents for each weed on Idaho's official noxious weeds list. Authors: Timothy S. Prather, Mark Schwarzlaender, Joh . . . . . more details

Idaho's Noxious Weeds, 9th edition > PDF
This newest edition of our popular pocket guide shows all the weeds on Idaho's official noxious weeds list, including examples of brooms—all of which are now prohibited in Idaho. Inside fin . . . . . more details
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Integrated Management of Downy Brome in Winter Wheat > PDF
Downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.), also known as cheatgrass, is especially troublesome in low precipitation production areas where crop rotations are mostly limited to winter wheat followed by . . . . . more details

Integrated Management of Feral Rye in Winter Wheat > PDF
Feral rye (Secale cereale L.), also known as volunteer rye, is a troublesome weed in winter wheat production in the low and intermediate rainfall zones of eastern Washington and Oregon and so . . . . . more details

Integrated Management of Jointed Goatgrass in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Describes the components of an integrated system to manage jointed goatgrass, a particular problem in direct seed/reduced tillage management systems. The bulletin covers prevention, mechanical control . . . . . more details

Integrated Management of Mustard Species in Wheat Production Systems > PDF
Blue mustard, flixweed, and tumble mustard can be a headache to control when it comes to winter wheat; this article shows you how it can be done. 9 pp. Authors: Drew Lyon, Ian Burke, Joan C . . . . . more details

Integrated Management of Prickly Lettuce in Wheat Production Systems > PDF
Prickly lettuce is a common weed in wheat production systems throughout the PNW, but it's difficult to manage. Herbicides can control prickly lettuce in wheat, but many biotypes have developed resist . . . . . more details

Integrated Weed Management in Dry Edible Beans > PDF
Describes problem weed species and the steps-prevention, cultural control, mechanical control, and chemical control-involved in integrated weed management. Includes 20 full-color photographs of weed . . . . . more details

Jointed Goatgrass Best Management Practices: Intermountain Region > PDF
Learn methods for preventing and controlling jointed goatgrass, a weed of particular concern in the intermountain region where low moisture increases the weed's competitiveness with wheat. . . . . . more details

Knotweed Shrubs: Identification, Biology, and Management > PDF
Being able to correctly identify the five knotweeds that grow in the Northwest can help you choose the best control strategies. Color photographs of the weeds accompany a detailed chart describing t . . . . . more details

Management of Goats for Controlling Noxious Weeds: A Primer > PDF
This publication presents an introduction to the use of goats for controlling noxious weeds, including the use of different goat management methods for various weed conditions. Authors: Sha . . . . . more details

Management Strategies for Preventing Herbicide-Resistant Grass Weeds in Clearfield Wheat Systems > PDF
Based on computer modeling, the publication describes herbicide rotation strategies aimed at preventing the buildup of herbicide-resistant grass weeds (downy brome, jointed goatgrass, and wild oat) in . . . . . more details

Managing Russian Thistle Under Conservation Tillage in Crop-Fallow Rotations > PDF
A comprehensive discussion of a familiar weed in the arid West. Sections include biology, residue, herbicide resistance, and management strategy. Photos of germinating seedlings, flowering stage, and . . . . . more details

Matrix in Weed Management Systems for Potatoes > PDF
Provides information on Matrix's mode of action, its effectiveness on various weed species, and how to use it to maximize its strengths and avoid hazards of misuse. Authors: Pamela Hutchins . . . . . more details

Meadow Deathcamas in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Found in all areas of the Pacific Northwest, meadow deathcamas (Toxicoscordion venenosum) is capable of killing livestock whether eaten as forage or in dried hay. Human poisonings have been reported i . . . . . more details

Mustards in Mustards: Guide to Identification of Canola, Rapeseed, and Related Weeds > PDF
This four-color, field-oriented identification guide allows users to identify rapeseed, canola, and mustard crop plants and their related weeds. A durable folder holds nine full-color identification c . . . . . more details
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Nightshade: Biology and Control in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Covers nightshade distribution in the Pacific Northwest; identification of hairy, black, cultleaf, and bittersweet nightshades; nightshade biology and toxicity; crop damage; and control practices for . . . . . more details

Outlook Herbicide for Weed Control in Potatoes > PDF
Describes mode of action, use rates, application methods, weeds controlled, potato variety tolerances, and follow-crop restrictions. Provides UI research data on percentage control of various weeds in . . . . . more details

Oxeye Daisy > PDF
How to recognize and manage oxeye daisy in pastures, rangelands, and road sides. Color photographs. Authors: Steven Hines, Timothy S. Prather and Sandra Robins 4 pages . . . . . more details

Pacific Poison-oak and Western Poison-ivy: Identification and Management > PDF
Pacific poison-oak and western poison-ivy are both native to the Pacific Northwest. All parts of these plants contain urushiol, an oily toxin that can cause an allergic reaction of contact dermatitis. . . . . . more details

Paterson's Curse (Echium plantagineum) in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Describes the weed, its habitat and dispersal mechanisms, and management strategies to prevent its introduction and to control it through manual removal, herbicide use, and biological control agents.< . . . . . more details

Puncturevine > PDF
A member of the Caltrop family, this weed produces woody fruits that always land with one sharp spine pointed upward. Spines injure hooves, feet, and vehicle tires. A toxin from the plant may be linke . . . . . more details

Rattail Fescue: Biology and Management in Pacific Northwest Wheat Cropping Systems > PDF
Mitigating rattail fescue has become easier: this publication addresses this increasingly common weed in Pacific Northwest cropping systems. 12 pp. Authors: Drew J. Lyon, Daniel A. Ball, an . . . . . more details

Rush Skeletonweed > PDF
Rush skeletonweed is an exotic herbaceous biennial or creeping perennial plant that has become troublesome in many western states. Rush skeletonweed aggressively infests rangeland, cropland, and distu . . . . . more details

Scotch Broom > PDF
Describes scotch broom and methods for its prevention and control in full-color. Authors: Andrew Hulting, K. Neff, E. Cooms, Ray Parker, G. Miller, L.C. Burrill 8 pages . . . . . more details
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Scotch Thistle > PDF
Scotch thistle was introduced to the United States in the 1800s as an ornamental plant from the Mediterranean region. It is a noxious weed in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Scotch thistle can form den . . . . . more details

Strategies to Minimize the Risk of Herbicide-Resistant Jointed Goatgrass > PDF
This publication provides information about jointed goatgrass and its control with an emphasis on prevention and management of herbicide resistance. Authors: Lynn Ingegneri, Carol Mallory-S . . . . . more details

Weed and Vegetation Management in Christmas Trees > PDF
Describes the top dozen weeds in Christmas trees and strategies for managing them, including prevention, mechanical control, control with cover crops and vegetated strips, flame weeding, biological co . . . . . more details
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Weed Control in Idaho Lawns > PDF
Weeds are opportunistic and readily invade stressed or unhealthy lawns. Many weeds found in Idaho lawns can be prevented and controlled by following some basic management principles, including underst . . . . . more details

Weed Control Methods for Perennial Crops > PDF
In long-lived perennial crops such as berries and ornamental trees, the weed management methods used for annual crop systems are seldom options. Generally, weed control has been accomplished with repe . . . . . more details

Western Waterhemlock in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Western waterhemlock (Cicuta douglasii) is the most poisonous plant in North America. This publication provides identifiers to assist in avoiding the toxic plant, including ways to distinguis . . . . . more details

White Bryony > PDF
A poisonous noxious weed, white bryony grows rapidly and can smother and kill small trees and shrubs. Learn its characteristics and how to identify and control it. Authors: Danielle Gunn, D . . . . . more details

White Campion or White Cockle > PDF
This prolific seed producer infests hay fields, roadsides, ditches, and fencerows. Learn to identify, prevent, and control it. Color photographs. Authors: John Kugler, Robert Parker
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Wild Carrot > PDF
An abundant seed producer, this weed grows in meadows, pastures, along roadsides, and in noncrop areas. Also known as Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot is listed as a Class B noxious weed in Washington. . . . . . more details


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606 S Rayburn St

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Moscow, ID 83844-2332

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