Controlling nasty weed

Asked April 27, 2019, 11:59 AM EDT

Can you recommend an effective spray to control a weed locally called goat head? It is a short plant with multiple heads with short very sharp spines that radiate outward. A spray that isn't too persistent. This wet spring has brought up large areas that later this year will be a serious problem. Thank you.

Jefferson County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Here is an Extension article on this plant, with control mechanisms: http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/pnw0133/pnw0133.pdf I do not know whether the two weevils mentioned in the final paragraph are still extant in your area, but you might want to contact your Extension agent for that information. Here is their contact information: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/jefferson Good luck!