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First Summer After Planting

First Summer After Planting

Switchgrass stands normally appear to be excessively weedy during the first summer, but frequently turn out to be a success. Large broadleaf weeds such as pigweed can be managed by mowing in mid to late summer. Sometimes, herbicides may be helpful in controlling certain weed problems.




A switchgrass stand during the establishment year. This type of weed pressure is not uncommon in seedling switchgrass stands.


With good management and a little luck, it is possible to have a fully productive switchgrass stand in one year.

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