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Weed Science Update: Homeowner Herbicide Considerations, Applications and Selections

With spring weather approaching, many Florida homeowners now find themselves preparing their landscapes and gardens for spring planting. One effective strategy for weed management is the effective application of chemical controls, or herbicides.

Chris Marble, Ph.D., demonstrates proper herbicide application for homeowners.  Photo credit: Caroline Warwick, UF/IFAS

Our own weed scientist Dr. Chris Marble has authored a publication, Florida Homeowners Herbicide Guide: Considerations, Applications, and Selections, for Floridians looking to better understand the what’s and how’s of herbicide applications. Topics discussed include herbicides classifications, preemergence and postemergence pesticides, safety suggestions, how to select the right herbicide, application methods and weed identification resources.

Follow this link to read and/or download the EDIS publication.

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