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Broadleaf Plantain

How to Get Rid of Broadleaf Plantain

Characteristics

 

  • Plantago major
  • perennial weed
  • basal rosette (leaves are grouped from a central point in a circular shape)
  • oval shaped leaves
  • leave stalks are less the 12”
  • flowers in summer months
  • flower spikes have flowers and seeds that form along its length (broadleaf buckhorn has seeds and flowers that form just at the top of the flower spike)

 

Treatment

Selective 

Non-Selective

  • spot treat with chemicals such as Glyphosate
  • be careful to only apply to the target area
  • use a spray or gloves to apply
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Prevention

  • pre-emergent herbicides are not as effective because it is a perennial 
  • the best time to apply these herbicides is during the fall months
  • multiple applications are necessary
  • look for active ingredients that pre-emergent that also has post-emergent qualities (dithiopyr and indaziflam)

 

 

 

 

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