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Pasture Weed Control Database

The Pasture Weed Control Database contains the same information and pictures included in the Miscellaneous Publication MP-522. The weeds are arranged alphabetically by scientific name because common names vary. For example, in Arkansas, Eupatorium capillifolium, is variously called, Dogfennel, Cypress Weed, and Texas Cedar.

Persimmon, Diospyros virginiana
Diospyros virginiana
Persimmon is one of the more difficult brush species to control. The most effective treatment is undiluted Tordon 22K applied to the soil as a spot concentrate prior to periods of expected rainfall. Apply directly to the soil within the drip line and on the upslope side of the tree. Application to trees taller than 12 feet is not recommended. Apply 2 to 4 milliliters per inch of stem diameter in spring (April-May). Use a Spraying Systems Meterjet applicator or a livestock worming gun to apply a precise amount of the herbicide. A leaf spray using a 1% Surmount solution is less effective.
John Boyd

Specialist: John Boyd
2301 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204-4940
Phone: 501-671-2224
FAX: 501-671-2297