The plants are erect, 1 to 2 feet high, bushy, and usually covered with fine woolly hairs. It is not abundant in south central Kansas, but is spreading east. Tillage practices sometimes chop up and spreads the rhizomes, which can root and grow new plants.
Timely herbicide applications along with the planting of competitive crops such as small grains is the most effective way to control Bur Ragweed.
Some approved chemicals for control include:
- 2,4-D LVE
Recommended herbicides are available at the Pratt County Noxious Weed Department on a cost-share basis. For more information regarding this noxious weed you can either contact our office, or the County Weed Directors Association of Kansas, or go to the Kansas Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed Control Website.