Weed ID Wednesday: Horseweed or Mare’s Tail

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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: Horseweed or Mare’s TailWeed ID Wednesday Horseweed

  • Winter or Summer Annual (Biennial Broadleaf)
  • Height varies greatly according to the soil it grows in
  • Immature rosette looks much different than the mature plant
  • From June to November it produces numerous heads of small inconspicuous white flowers followed by seed
  • 2020 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

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Kendra Norton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKendra NortonExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Kendra E-mail Kendra N.C. Cooperative Extension, Jackson County Center
Updated on Jun 10, 2020
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