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Pest Information

Knowing what you're dealing with is critical to being a pest management professional. Choose a category below for detailed species information and recommendations on products and training. And if you need extra advice, reach out to your Veseris representative at any time.

Common Ragweed

Common Ragweed

Featured Pest

Common Ragweed

Common ragweed is a summer annual with origins in southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico and is common in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. This invasive weed highly pollenated flowers known to cause allergic reactions in humans, however, it is also notorious for causing crop loss in agriculture as well as growing in waste areas, roadsides, and gardens. The plant is highly resistant to drought and can grow in a wide variety of soil types with a preference to sterile soil. Common ragweed has ecological benefits to birds and insects within its habitat, attracting honeybees and birds to its oil-rich seeds and are especially valuable to birds during winter months as the spikes of seeds can remain above snow cover.

Weed Management: The Herbicides

Featured Course

Weed Management: The Herbicides

Understanding the weeds - how they grow and reproduce - is important step in successful weed management. This course will provide an in depth lesson on weed biology and how it relates to controlling various weed species.

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