1 – Dog strangling vine  2 – Kochia  3 – Northern willowherb  4 – Scouring rush  5 & 6 – Yellow evening primrose
Photos courtesy of Dave Bilyea, University of Guelph

Early spring weather influences weed distribution, so this year’s significant snowfall provided high soil moisture for weed seeds to take hold, once the weather warms up.  Areas subject to flooding can receive a wider than normal range of weed seeds, and unwelcome arrivals like waterhemp and palmer amaranth are creeping up from the U.S.  The key is to scout early and often, especially for herbicide resistant weeds. Read more ….