corn like weed

Asked August 7, 2016, 10:49 PM EDT

I am getting these plants in my hay fields that at first looks like corn. They get about 12 to 15 inches tall and get a tassel on top. Can you tell me what they are and how to get rid of them.

Stevens County Washington

1 Response

Could you send us a picture to help with identification. There are a variety of weeds out there that resemble corn and removal will depend on which weed they are.
It could be johnsongrass or a variety of other weeds. You can e-mail a picture to us at or drop a sample off at our plant clinic which is held every Tues at the extension office (986 S. Main, Colville) from 2:30-4:30pm.
Thank you,