Invasive Weeds

Phragmites growing along the Platte River in Nebraska

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Phragmites

June 8, 2020
The non-native species originated in Europe and was introduced into the United States along the east coast in the early 19th century. Today, non-native phragmites can be found over much of North America.

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invasive musk thistle

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Musk Thistle

May 20, 2020
Musk thistle is a non-native biennial forb but can behave occasionally as an annual. It reproduces/spreads from seed and is a prolific seed producer.

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field bindweed

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Field Bindweed

May 4, 2020
Field bindweed is also known as small bindweed, European bindweed, and Creeping Jenny Management and control of field bindweed is difficult due to its extensive root system and long life of the seeds. Depleting the root reserves of the plant and reducing sprouting is key to successful management.

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Canada thistle plant

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Canada Thistle

April 22, 2020
Canada thistle is a designated noxious weed under the Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Weed Program. Prevention is the best and cheapest management option.

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Scotch thistle

Watch for Invasive Plants After the Flood

April 23, 2019
Flood waters likely moved weed seeds, possibly introducing invasive or particularly problematic weeds in new areas of the state. Management of many of these weed species is best achieved early season when several practices may be integrated to achieve control.

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Marestail rosette (Photo by Gary Stone)
Photo 1. Marestail / horseweed pre-bolt stage. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Act Soon to Manage Invasive Marestail in Pastures

March 27, 2019
A description of marestail's history as an invasive weed in pastures and its management. Herbicide applications for marestail in pastures and rangeland may be most effective if applied in very early spring from April through early May.

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Dalmation Toadflax
Photo 1. Dalmatian toadflax. (Photos by Gary Stone)

Dalmation Toadflax: Prevention Key to Management

June 13, 2018
Dalmatian toadflax is a perennial herb that spreads quickly in disturbed pastures and rangelands. Prevention is the best and cheapest management option; once established, mechanical, biological and chemical measures may help achieve control.

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