When is a Weed Not a Weed?

Dan Industry News Release, Soil, USDA-NRCS

Reclamation and restoration plantings are usually developed with the goal of establishing a stable plant community.  To determine what species may perform well in an area, land managers can refer to nearby reference sites or an Ecological Site Description.  However, many restoration sites may not have the capability to support the species present in an undisturbed reference area.  Plant species return to …


Ways to Help Against the Battle of the Weeds in Your Garden

Josh McGill This Land of Ours

There are two types of weeds. The first type produces enormous quantities of seeds. These weeds are easy to pull or hoe, but new ones keep appearing. The second type is harder to kill, often because these weeds have persistent underground roots or other parts that can sprout into new plants. And then you have the mighty dandelion, which combines …


Celebrating National Weed Your Garden Day

Dan This Land of Ours

You have planted your garden. The plants are growing, producing produce. But, you have other plants growing which are unwanted. Cathy Isom lets you know why you’ll want to take a little more time appreciating your garden today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Weed Your Garden Day June 13th is National Weed Your Garden Day. So …


Scientists Find Way to Surgically Strike Out Weeds That Impede Crop Growth

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Research

by Brad Buck University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences By using a combination of fumigants, University of Florida scientists believes they can surgically strike out some weeds that otherwise get in the way of vegetable growth. Researchers with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have shown that farmers can place fumigants in specific zones, rather …

Good Weeds

Dan General

We’ve all had our fits with weeds, pulling them, spraying them, covering them up, digging them out, and even praying them away! Cathy Isom tells us why some weeds might be good for your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.