eUpdate Articles Tagged: World of Weeds


World of Weeds: Kochia

This is the second article in the “World of Weeds” series. Kochia, also known as tumbleweed, is native to Europe and Asia and was introduced from Europe as an ornamental in the mid- to late- 1800s. It is well adapted to the Great Plains. Read more about this weed and why management is so important to Kansas farmers.

kochia World of Weeds 

World of Weeds: Stinging nettle

The next article in the World of Weeds series is here! Stinging nettle was chosen in response to a reader request. Learn about the ecology and management options for this weed that can be found growing in disturbed, shady areas.

World of Weeds stinging nettle 

World of Weeds: Common sunflower

The common sunflower is next up in our World of Weeds article series. Read more about this plant, including it's ecology and control options, in this article from our Weed Science Specialist, Sarah Lancaster.

World of Weeds common sunflower 

World of Weeds: Palmer amaranth

The next World of Weeds article is here and features a familiar and frustrating weed for Kansas farmers - Palmer amaranth. Learn about its ecology and growth pattern from Extension Weed Science specialist, Sarah Lancaster.

World of Weeds palmer amaranth 

World of Weeds: Yellow nutsedge

Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) is the feature of this month’s World of Weeds article. Several questions have come in recently regarding identification and control of yellow nutsedge. Learn more about this weed species in this article from Sarah Lancaster.

World of Weeds yellow nutsedge 

World of Weed: Morningglory

Morningglories (Ipomoea spp) are troublesome weeds that often escape pre-emergent herbicide applications and have the ability to reduce yields and harvest efficiency. Read all about morningglory in this latest installment of the World of Weeds series.

World of Weeds morningglory 

World of Weeds: Hophornbeam copperleaf

This World of Weeds article features a weed with a funny name, but one that can be a serious problem – especially if residual herbicides are not used. Learn all about Hophornbeam copperleaf and how to control it.

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World of Weeds: Bur ragweed or woollyleaf bursage

This month's World of Weeds feature plant is bur ragweed, also known as woollyleaf bursage. Bur ragweed is broadleaf perennial weed and is classified as a noxious weed in KS. A deep rooting system allows it to survive extended periods of drought, making it difficult to control.

World of Weeds bur ragweed noxious weed woollyleaf bursage 

World of Weeds: Smooth sumac

When the leaves begin to change in the fall, a certain plant really stands out in Kansas fields and rangeland. Smooth sumac, which turns a vibrant red color, is the October World of Weeds feature plant.

World of Weeds smooth sumac 

World of Weeds: Downy brome

Fall is a good time to control weedy brome species. So the November World of Weeds article features downy brome. Learn how to identify this weed and the best way to control it in Kansas.

World of Weeds downy brome 

World of Weeds - Eastern redcedar

As we approach the Christmas holiday, the evergreen Eastern redcedar seemed an appropriate species to highlight in this month’s World of Weeds article. While native to Kansas, this species can be troublesome on rangeland when left uncontrolled.

World of Weeds eastern redcedar 

World of Weeds: Marestail

Marestail (Erigeron canadensis), also called horseweed, is a troublesome weed in several cropping systems in Kansas and beyond. Marestail is most problematic in reduced or no-tilled fields. Learn how to identify and control this pest in this latest World of Weeds article.

World of Weeds marestail horseweed 

World of Weeds - Foxtails

The next installment in the World of Weeds series is all foxtails. Green foxtail, yellow foxtail, and giant foxtail are three closely related annual weeds common throughout Kansas. Learn about the key identifying features and the most effective control measures.

World of Weeds annual weeds foxtails 

World of Weeds - Giant ragweed

Giant ragweed, also called horseweed, often comes to mind as a contributor to seasonal allergies in the fall. However, emergence of this weed begins in early spring, making it a timely topic for the March World of Weeds article.

World of Weeds horseweed giant ragweed 

World of Weeds: Bush honeysuckle

This month's World of Weeds article features two species of bush honeysuckle: Tatarian honeysuckle and Amur honeysuckle. Both of these plants are listed on the KDA Invasive Weed Watch list. Learn more about the ecology, plant characteristics, and control practices in this article.

World of Weeds honeysuckle 

World of Weeds: Tumble windmillgrass

Tumble windmillgrass (Chloris verticillata), also called windmillgrass is this month’s World of Weeds feature. Questions have been coming in about how to manage this grass as it can be difficult to control with herbicides once it becomes established in no-till fields.

World of Weeds windmillgrass 


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