Sericea lespedeza control in rangeland, pasture, and CRP

Agronomy eUpdate

Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) has been a statewide noxious weed in Kansas since July 1, 2000.  Despite control efforts, this introduced, invasive species continues to persist on rangeland, pasture, and CRP acres in the state. Sericea lespedeza has a tremendous seed bank that helps reestablish stands following control efforts. Sericea lespedeza infests nearly 450,000 acres in Kansas (Fig. 1). Read More


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