Identifying weeds in field crops

Pocket Guide for Weed IdentificationThis information about field crop weeds was developed from the publication An IPM Pocket Guide for Weed Identification in Field Crops by Wesley Everman, Christy Sprague, Steven Gower and Robert Richardson. Purchase this in a pocket-sized guide for reference from the MSU Extension Bookstore (publication E3081).

For reference:

Common weeds found in field crops

Identify weeds by:

Identifying characteristics

Ligule type

  • Absent

Cotyledon shape

Leaf margins

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Common name

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Scientific name

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Funding to place the guide information on this website was provided by:
The North Central IPM Center

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