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CREC Weed Arboretum – Resource available for weed identification


The first step in weed management is plant identification. Pictures or dried plant mounts are useful but live plants grown in a natural environment are ideal tools for teaching agricultural audiences. The CREC has a weed arboretum (living weed exhibit) available as a resource for informal or formal weed identification.

The weed arboretum contains about 60 weeds arranged in groups including North Dakota noxious weeds, perennials, biennials, annual or winter annual grasses, annual broadleaves and winter annual broadleaves. Individuals or groups are invited to visit the display anytime, with best viewing now through July.

CREC educational events planned for this summer that include formal weed identification sessions using the weed arboretum:

  • North Dakota Weed Control Association Sprayer Clinic (May 24) – see picture
  • Crop Management Field School (June 16)
  • Bismarck State College and ND State College of Science ag student field lab (July 21)


Area Agronomy Specialist

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