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Competition Control 101


This video explains how to prevent weeds as well as what to do if weeds have already started to grow in your native grass pastures. Click the play button to watch the entire video (16:07), or watch individual clips by clicking a link below.



Preventing Weed Problems
  1. Canopy management (2:08)
  2. Fertilization (1:27)

Controlling Weeds
  1. Grazing (0:40)
  2. Spraying (3:57)
  3. Bermudagrass (0:52)
  4. Cool-season weeds (2:59)
  5. Prescribed Fire (1:36)


Conclusion (1:39)





Other Resources
  1. Competition Control in Native Warm-season Grasses Grown for Livestock Forage in the Mid-South
  2. Advanced Competition Control, a Key to Successful Native Grass Establishment>
  3. Competition control in native grass pastures and hayfields
  4. Cool-season Competition Control
  5. Warm-season Competition Control
  6. Winter Care of Native Grasses
  7. 2018 Weed Control Manual for Tennessee
  8. UTIA: Herbicide Stewardship
  9. UT Beef and Forage Center: Weed, Pest, and Disease Management
  10. Fertility Management for Native Grass Forages


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