MU Weed Scientists utilize GPS tracking collars to determine the effects of weed infestation on cattle grazing distribution. An average waterhemp produces approximately 300,000 seed/plant. Note the size of waterhemp seed compared to a single corn kernel. Graduate student Jaime Farmer presents results from his tillage research at the 2014 Mizzou IPM Field Day. Snow-on-the-Mountain (<em>Euphorbia marginata</em>) is one of the most poisonous weed species encountered in Missouri pastures.

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Fun Facts


United States growers spend $6.6 billion for herbicides and their application annually.


Welcome to the University of Missouri's Weed Science homepage. Here you can find information related to our extension, research, and teaching programs or visit some of our web resources like the Missouri Weed Identification or Herbicide Injury Guides. In our "Research Results" section, you can search results from our field research by year, herbicide, weed, or crop. Additionally, you can click on our publication section to see all of the publications and newsletter articles we provide as well as to view and/or listen to some of our power point presentations. We welcome your comments and/or suggestions about this site.

Click here for dicamba-related research results and presentations.

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