Survey Weeds—Fruit development
By surveying weeds in late spring, you can identify any species that escape control from earlier management and know what perennials are present. If herbicides were used, surveying identifies any need for changing to another herbicide.
Weeds in tree rows must be managed. Annual weeds in row middles may be beneficial, but before shaking weeds must be managed to provide a clean and smooth orchard floor.
Use the late spring weed survey form to record your weed observations in order to make weed management decisions. Keep these records so that you can track weed population information from year to year to better understand ongoing weed control problems such as resistance.
How to survey your fields:
Information collected over a period of years tells you how weed populations may be changing and how effective your management operations have been. This way you can return and see how well your weed management actions are working.
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