New weed identification guide available
Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.
A new IPM pocket guide has been released for the identification of common weeds of field crops in Michigan. Descriptions and identification characteristics for 88 grass and broadleaf weeds are included in a pocket-sized spiral bound publication. A detailed description of the life cycle, leaves, stems, flower and fruit, and method of reproduction is included for each for each weed species. Additionally, pictures of each weed at various life cycles are included to aid identification. The beginning of the guide has key identification characteristics for cotyledons, leaves, and ligules to help differentiate weed species which are placed on the first page of each weed for quick identification. The description for common lambsquarters is included below to give an example. The IPM Pocket Guide for Weed Identification in Field Crops is available from the MSU Bulletin Office as Bulletin E-3081 for $16.00.