Killing the Competition: The Latest on Weed Control in Herbaceous Perennials

Jan 23 2018 - 8:00am

Many landscapers and growers with herbaceous perennials (HP) still rely upon hand-weeding. The previous lack of herbicide registrations in HP crops (including ornamental grasses) has perpetuated fears that herbicides cause injury.  These previous labor-intensive control programs have constrained growth in this industry sector.  However, recent research efforts have expanded herbicide labels to include HP species.  Dramatic improvements in HP weed control will be discussed.

Session Track: 
Turf and Athletic Fields


Mathers Environmental Science Services, LLC

Hannah Mathers is currently an independent horticultural researcher in nursery and landscape. From 2000-2014 she was a Professor at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  Hannah is the recipient of several awards including meritorious service, distinguished contributions, and promotion of diversity. She is a recognized national speaker and writer and is best known for her research in bio-rational, conventional, and alternative weed control in nursery crops and landscapes.   She is also noted for her diagnostic expertise of herbicide damage including drift and woody plant cold stress physiology.