Burcucumber (Sicyos angulatus) is a summer annual weed resembling cultivated cucumber; the weed is becoming more problematic in agronomic crops. Graduate student Jaime Farmer presents results from his tillage research at the 2014 Mizzou IPM Field Day. Spiny amaranth (<em>Amaranthus spinosus</em>) infesting a pasture in northwest Missouri. Currently, herbicide-resistant waterhemp fields like this are one of the most problematic weeds in the state.

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Scientists have discovered that earthworms contribute to the spread of giant ragweed by systematically collecting and burying its seeds in their burrows.


Welcome to the University of Missouri's Weed Science homepage. Here you can find information related to our extension, research, and teaching programs or visit some of our web resources like the Missouri Weed Identification or Herbicide Injury Guides. In our "Research Results" section, you can search results from our field research by year, herbicide, weed, or crop. Additionally, you can click on our publication section to see all of the publications and newsletter articles we provide as well as to view and/or listen to some of our power point presentations. We welcome your comments and/or suggestions about this site.

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