Dock in pasture

Willie Gibson willie.gibson at uvm.edu
Thu Oct 11 22:40:52 EDT 2001


Hello-
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
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