Weed Survey: Postplant
Survey weeds after planting, but before hand weeding or cultivation, to identify the spectrum of germinated weeds present. Depending on planting date and location, it is possible that you will find winter annuals, summer annuals, and perennial weeds in various stages.
The most problematic weeds for peppers are bermudagrass, johnsongrass, field bindweed, dodder, little mallow (cheeseweed), nightshades, and nutsedges, which compete effectively with peppers.
Recording weed survey results assists in weed management decisions, including herbicide choice, cultivation methods, rotational crops, and other cultural practices. Review records from previous crops to determine which weeds may be in the seed bank and require control. Information collected over a period of years shows population changes and the effectiveness of your management operations.
How to survey
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