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Seven Weeds We Love to Hate

May 24, 2013
By: Nate Birt, Top Producer Deputy Managing Editor google + 
marestail weed
If given the choice, several people tell AgWeb, they would eradicate the resilient marestail weed for good.  

Keeping weeds out of your fields is a never-ending struggle. But if you could obliterate one of them for good, which would it be?

We posed that question to followers of AgWeb’s Twitter and Facebook pages. In no particular order, here are the weeds they would kill once and for all.

(Click here to follow AgWeb on Twitter, then click here to add us to your Facebook news feed.)

Pop quiz: If I could make one weed disappear forever from the face of the earth, it would be _____ because ____ .

"Kochia, because it’s everywhere." (@IDgraintrader via Twitter)

"VanTilburg Farms hates #marestail because one plant can produce 200,000 seeds and can travel long distances in the wind. Very resilient weed." (@graininfo via Twitter)

"Marestail. That weed is one terrible pain in the rear end!" (Derek Ketelsen via Facebook)

"Tumbleweed (Russian Thistle). Hard to control, tears up fences, harvest problems, to name a few." (Scott Nolen via Facebook)

"Dandelions. They are hosts for nematodes and vectors for viruses like ring spot." (Jennifer Yucavitch Schmidt via Facebook)

"Canadian Thistle!" (Mike Skor via Crossman Trailer Inc. page on Facebook)

"Sandburr or puncher vine." (Darcy Sample via Crossman Trailer Inc. page on Facebook)

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RELATED TOPICS: Agronomy, Land, Fun, Weeds

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