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Dandelion Wine! Or Not!

County Agent News
Dan Folske
September 9, 2019


Dandelion Wine! Or Not!

            While a few people want those dandelion blossoms for wine and a few people enjoy the greens in their salads, most people just want them out of their yards!  Every spring I get lots of calls about controlling dandelions in lawns, campgrounds, parks, and fields. There are a few decent options in fields if you don’t have to worry about carryover and crop rotations but 2,4-D, dicamba, and premixes containing them like Trimec are the only viable options for those lawns, parks, and similar areas. And even they can be tough on desirable plants while being only somewhat effective on the dandelions in the spring.

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