Conventional Weed Management

Oregon is home to many fresh market and specialty seed farmers, growing a wide range of crops for wholesale and retail markets. Protecting that investment means doing things to give crops their best possible chance to grow. Conventional weed management is an important tool. Herbicides are specially formulated to target unwanted plants, even when they are growing in and among desired crops. Years of research occurs before an herbicide can be approved for use. 

For a quick and up-to-date list of currently registered herbicide products in various cropping systems, consult the PNW Weed Management Handbook. It is updated quarterly, and is a valuable resource.  The handbook has a search function by crop, or active ingredient, and also provides information about other, non conventional methods of weed control practices.

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Horticultural Weed Control Reports

**NOTE: The resources listed here include work performed by faculty within the Oregon State University College of Agriculture, the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, the OSU Extension Service, and colleagues who cooperated from adjacent states along with local enterprises. The information contained within these reports is not intended nor authorized for publication. Interpretation of data is at the reader’s own risk and cannot be construed as recommendations for application of any herbicide or weed control practice.


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