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Leafy Spurge Showing Up In New Areas

Leafy Spurge Showing Up In New Areas

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The noxious weed Leafy Spurge has been spotted in areas of north-central South Dakota that have not traditionally had problems in the past. SDSU Extension Agronomy and Weed field specialist Mark Rosenberg says they’re not sure what is causing the sudden infestations.
Rosenberg says management programs can be costly and take several years, so early control is most effective. Once established the best way to control leafy spurge is with spring or fall herbicide applications.
Leafy spurge affects more than 300,000 acres of land in South Dakota every year.

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