The Weed Science Program develops educational programs and conducts applied research in weed biology and management for growers of vegetables, grapes, turf, and ornamentals in the field, containers, and in the landscape.
Growers and end-users of horticultural products are constantly confronted with potential loss of quality and economic value due to weed competition. Because Long Island's drinking water comes from a single source aquifer, potential contamination is of great concern. The result is a desire to reduce pesticide use. The weed science program is continually evaluating new and alternative weed management methods to address these issues.
We're talking samples again at the Horticulture Diagnostic Lab in Riverhead. Click to find current location and contact information.
Last updated February 16, 2021