Spotted knapweed battles against spring weather and treatments
April 16, 2020
The past few weeks I have been making a concerted effort to take daily walks on the ranch where I live. Last week the snowy path I wandered gave way to a spring melt off event. By mid-week I sighted my first wildflower blossoms. Yet even before the snow cleared, I had begun to see spotted knapweed rosettes emerging at the base of last year's seed heads as well as scattered seedlings.
With temperatures reaching the mid to upper 60's, I started to experience an increase in questions about weed management projects and methodology as well as a request to borrow spray equipment. As predicted, t...