Weed ID Wednesday: Common Milkweed – May 27, 2020

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Join our Livestock Agent, Kendra Fortner, on Wednesdays for our “Weed ID Wednesday” and learn about weeds we are seeing in pastures and hayfields.

Featured weed: Common Milkweed

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  • Erect perennial herb
  • Stout stems
  • Grows from rhizomes deep in the soil and has milky sap throughout
  • Butterflies and bees love it but it can be a nuisance in the hayfields and pastures and difficult to control
  • 2020 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

For more information or treatment recommendations, contact:
Kendra Fortner
Jackson and Swain County Livestock Agent
Kendra_Norton@ncsu.edu
(828) 586-4009