Thatch is the intermingled layer of living and dead grass stems, roots, rhizomes, and stolons that develops between the lawn's live green vegetation and the soil surface. A moderate thatch layer is beneficial, but excessive thatch creates problems. This leaflet describes how to check for thatch and how to control it efficiently for home lawns. (2 pages)
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This online course is designed for landowners and pesticide applicators who are looking for techniques to control pond algae and floating aquatic plants, commonly known as pond weeds or pond grass. This course offers 1 hour of IPM CEU credit.
Ponds are nutrient sinks-a place where incoming nutrients from the watershed accumulate over time. This makes ponds the perfect place for aquatic vegetation to grow, often negatively impacting evaporation rates, recreation, aesthetic value, fish, and wildlife habitat. Preventing aquatic vegetation from entering or becoming established in a pond can save time and money in the […]
Weed control in spinach is fundamental to a producer's economic viability. However, in the past decade, few new herbicides have been registered for use in spinach. This publication outlines the primary weed pests of spinach, integrated weed management strategies, and recent research findings as they influence current best practices for controlling weeds in spinach. (10 […]
Soil solarization is an environmentally friendly method of using the sun’ power to control pests such as bacteria, insects, and weeds in the soil. This publication explains how home gardeners and crop producers can solarize their soil to significantly reduce weeds long and short term. Also outlined are the results of two research trials to […]
Yellowing of wheat leaves in Texas is a problematic symptom during winter and early spring. This publication will help you determine if it is caused by nutrient deficiency, herbicide injury, freeze damage, moisture stress, disease, and insect issues’ some combination thereof. You can then select an appropriate management strategy. (5 pages)