Weeds in Your Turf? Here’s Fescue to the Rescue
New IPM research indicates that seed mixes that suppress weeds naturally may soon provide control for annual weeds in turf. Weeds are the major pests in turf management regimes, and herbicides are generally more widely used than other types of controls. Now researchers have discovered several fescue cultivars that suppress more than 90% of weeds in experimental plots. Even when plowed under, these fescue residues may inhibit weed growth for weeks–even months–afterward.