Weed Seedling Guide for the Northern Great Plains
Rapid and accurate identification of weeds at the seedling stage can save producers and land managers time and money while also and reducing herbicide use in the environment because early identification makes weed management easier and frees desired plants from competitive suppression by the weeds. However, most weed identification guides only provide information about the mature stage of the plants.
This 88-page guide published by Montana State University fills this information gap for the Northern Great Plains by presenting photos and information for dozens of common grasses and broadleaf weed species. Each listing includes photographs of the cotyledons, first true leaves, rosettes (where applicable), mature plants and seeds. The sturdy, pocket-sized guide is spiral-bound and color-coded to help users quickly identify the weed seedling in question.