Weeds & Invasive Plants

We offer educational resources on weeds, native weeds and invasive species of plants. Information on topics ranging from the economic and environmental harm of invasive species to how to control or eradicate them, as well as the important role native weeds play in our ecosystem, is available to all Texans.

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Weeds & Invasive Plants

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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 […]

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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. (20 […]

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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 […]

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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The Plant Pathology (PLPM) Extension program provides services across Texas through subject-matter specialists in areas of plant health management, plant diseases, plant-microbe interactions and environmental sciences.

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The Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management (RWFM) Stewardship Webinar Series provides research-based strategies and applied management recommendations that enhance stewardship practices for our natural resources.

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Aggie Horticulture provides gardening and horticultural crop production factsheets, guides and databases.

Courses

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This four-course aquatic vegetation series provides landowners and pesticide applicators biological information for submerged, algae, floating, and emergent species of problematic aquatic plants found in Texas.

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This course is designed for landowners and pesticide applicators who are looking for emergent aquatic plant identification and management techniques, or an integrated pest management Continuing Education Credit (CEU).

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This course is designed for landowners and pesticide applicators who are looking for aquatic vegetation management techniques or CEUs. During this course, you will learn why aquatic vegetation is problematic, how to manage it, prevention methods, and effective forms of control and mode of action.

All Resources on Weeds & Invasive Plants

  • Publication

    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 […]

  • Publication

    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. (20 […]

  • Publication

    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 […]

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    This 2-page quick reference guide for common rangeland and pasture herbicides includes information on active ingredients, trade names, grazing restrictions, hay harvest restrictions, and rainfast intervals. Each entry indicates whether an applicator license is required. (2 pages)

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    The tropical sod webworm can cause significant damage to managed turf very quickly. This publication explores this pest's life cycle and geographic distribution as well as how to identify the larval stage and the damage it causes. Sources for treatment recommendations are included. (2 pages)

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