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Weed Control for Lawn and Garden

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Publication Number: P2910
Publication Number: P3316
Publication Number: IS1580
Publication Number: P3280


March 2, 2018 - Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Weed Control for Lawn and Garden

If you want to get rid of weeds in your home lawn, now is the time to apply herbicides to control them.

Late February and early March is the ideal window to apply pre-emergent herbicides that control various weeds in home lawns. But you want to make sure you buy the right ones and apply them correctly.

headshot of Dr. Jay McCurdy, PhD
September 19, 2017 - Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Weed Control for Lawn and Garden

Are you longing for a great looking yard next summer – the kind that wins the neighborhood Yard of the Month award? Well, there are a few things you need to do now to get that lush, green carpet.

Unwanted yard and flowerbed weeds such as this common dandelion can be avoided by using herbicides before spring begins and fertilizing lawns after the threat of frost has passed. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Nathan Gregory)
February 5, 2016 - Filed Under: Weed Control for Lawn and Garden

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Spring is still several weeks away, but now is a good time to prevent unsightly weeds from invading home lawns when the weather warms up.

A common weed control method during late winter and early spring is the use of herbicides. Preemergence herbicides are sprays or granular formulas -- many of which also include fertilizer -- that can be used to kill weeds before they start to grow. Postemergence herbicides are best for use on weeds not controlled by the preemergence treatment.

Plants growing near an herbicide application site can absorb chemicals from the soil that were intended for another plant.
January 15, 2016 - Filed Under: Weed Control for Lawn and Garden

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Chemicals are effective tools for managing weeds and unwanted brush in a landscape, but overlooking their potency or staying power frequently causes unwanted plant casualties.

Dr. Dan Reynolds
February 5, 2014 - Filed Under: Weed Control for Crops, Weed Control for Forages, Weed Control for Lawn and Garden

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- The Southern Weed Science Society recently honored several Mississippi State University students and faculty members for their outstanding contributions.

Alana Blaine of Starkville won first place in the Master of Science paper competition for her paper, titled “The Effect of Dicamba Concentration and Application Timing on Soybean Growth and Yield.” Blaine is an MSU graduate student studying weed science.


Lawn and Landscape Weed Management - MSU Extension Service
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 3:00pm


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 2:00am

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