Dock in pasture
willie.gibson at uvm.edu
Thu Oct 11 22:40:52 EDT 2001
Common burdock is a biennial in these parts. First year a vegetative
plant, year 2 send sup the classically known 'tree' with multiple flowers
and accompanying burs protecting and providing transport to seeds. Mowing
continually will work, but it is over-kill as all one need do is to not
allow it to flower - ever - and eventually the seedbank will run
out. Cultivation will prevent new seedlings from becoming viable first
year plants, and thus, not ever flowering second year plants.
William S. Gibson
Extension Specialist - Sustainable Agriculture
University of Vermont Extension PHONE: 802/223-2389 ext.16
617 Comstock Road Suite 5 FAX: 802/223-6500
Berlin, VT 05602-9194 EMAIL: Willie.Gibson at uvm.edu
WEB SITES TO EXPLORE......
The UVM EXTENSION HOMEPAGE
UVM EXTENSION PUBLICATIONS CATOLOG
The VERMONT CROPS AND SOILS HOMEPAGE
The UVM AGRICULTURAL TESTING LAB HOMEPAGE
CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE at UVM
THE UVM CENTER FOR RURAL STUDIES
"I can do what you can't do, and you can do what I can't
do. Together we can do great things."
- Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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