Brush & Weed Control

Brush and weed control works closely with weed science faculty to evaluate new and current herbicides and to develop effective methods or management strategies for brush and weed control on rangeland and pasture.

Options for control and management of brush and weed species includes:

  • Biological control with certain insects or diseases
  • Chemical approaches
  • Grazing management
  • Mechanical practices, such as mowing
  • Prescribed burning

In many cases an integrated approach can be used. The focus of the research is to find the best practice or combination of practices to economically achieve optimum forage productivity by controlling unpalatable or invasive brush and weeds.

Research Faculty