For continuous spear growth from one year to the next, weed specialists advise growers to take proactive steps by managing weeds at the beginning of the growing season.
It is especially important to control weeds since asparagus is a perennial plant and weeds are a huge threat during first years of transplanting.
For the growth of healthy, young rhubarb plants, growers are advised to control weeds early.
Some interesting research at the University of Illinois has been looking at blasting weeds away to assist organic tomato and pepper growers. The research could lead to tests looking at controlling weeds in kale fields.
When the weed plant overshadows the cucumber plant, it can reduce yields, downgrade quality, harvest fewer cucumbers and lessen quantity at the farmers market, grocery store or wholesaler.
A management plan and good identification will help growers control troublesome weeds.
Crop losses from weed infestation can occur rapidly if growers do not take action.
Try an integrated approach to control weeds in lettuce
North Carolina apple growers continue to battle weeds in their orchards