By surveying weeds in late spring, you can identify any species that escaped previous control attempts and determine what perennials are present. Weeds in tree rows must be managed, but annual weeds in row middles may be beneficial. If herbicides were used, surveying identifies any need for changing to another herbicide.
Use the late-spring weed survey form to record your observations in order to make weed management decisions. Keep these records so that you can track weed population information from year to year to better understand how weed populations change, problems with herbicide resistance, and how effective your management operations have been over the long term.
How to survey your orchard