Development of a Weed Identification and Control Strategy Online Tool
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AbstractEffective weed management in turf and ornamental landscapes requires proper identification of plants, but many practitioners have not received sufficient training in plant identification. With fewer turf short courses and weed identification workshops available to practitioners, there is now a greater demand for online resources. We have developed a free, online educational tool that assists in weed identification and determination of control strategies for turf and landscapes in NYS. Both conventional and alternative weed control strategies will be summarized for each plant species listed in the guide. Additionally, we have developed sets of laminated weed reference plants that can be provided to CCE and IPM educators as teaching material accompanying the online weed guide.