News Flash

Red Deer County News

Posted on: June 12, 2018

Weed of the Month

Narrow-leaved Hawks Beard

Narrow-Leaved Hawk’s Beard - Crepis Tectorum

Height/Width: up to 1m/~0.3m wide
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Size/Shape: Small round heads (tiny dandelion-like)
Leaf Arrangement: Rosette, (flowering stems-alternate leaves)
Leaf Shape: Rosette leaves with toothed edges to deep lobes (flowering stem has whole leaves with toothed edges)

Narrow-Leaved Hawk’s Beard (NLHB) is an annual or winter annual weed that reproduces only by seed. In recent years some pretty severe infestations have been observed throughout the County. Severe infestations not only affect the crop where they’re located but can have further reaching consequences as the seeds are dispersed by wind.

The best defense against NLHB is ensuring a good crop stand, whether it’s an annual crop or forages. Weakened or newly establishing crops suffer the worst infestations. Recognizing infestations early will result in the greatest effectiveness with any control measure. Young NLHB plants can easily be confused with wild lettuce, perennial sow-thistle or even dandelion. Distinguishing features of the early leaves feature prominent stalks and will often have a few teeth along the margin pointing back to the center of the rosette.

NLHB used to be controlled with fall or spring tillage but now with no-till farming technology its control has become more involved. Tillage can still be effective but isn’t practical in most applications. A herbicide application typically is the most effective means for achieving control.

Check with your local retailer for herbicide options.

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Red Deer County News

Home Business (1)

Home Businesses

Posted on: June 20, 2018
Protective Services Logo.jpg

Patrol Statistics - April 2018

Posted on: June 20, 2018
Fire Ban.jpg

Why Do We Issue Fire Bans?

Posted on: June 19, 2018
Trails

Recreation & Culture Opportunities

Posted on: June 18, 2018
Campfires (2)

Camping & Outdoor Fire Safety

Posted on: June 15, 2018
Road Bans.jpg

Red Deer County Road Bans Lifted

Posted on: June 15, 2018
RDAirport (2)

Fly Red Deer!

Posted on: June 14, 2018
Weed Inspections.jpg

Why We Inspect

Posted on: June 13, 2018
Weeds - Dandelions.jpg

Meet Our 2018 Weed Inspectors

Posted on: June 11, 2018
Woodlot (1)

Healthy Woodlots For The Ages

Posted on: June 8, 2018
Development (1)

Planning & Development Q & A

Posted on: June 8, 2018
County Centre.jpg

Assessment Inspection Notice

Posted on: June 7, 2018
Washout (4)

Flood Preparedness

Posted on: June 5, 2018
Gas Alley Ditch Cleanup 2018

Gasoline Alley Spring Clean-up

Posted on: June 5, 2018
Barn (1)

ASB Youth For Agriculture Award

Posted on: June 4, 2018
Environmental Farm Plan.jpg

Environmental Farm Planning FAQ #4

Posted on: June 4, 2018
Rural Beautification 2016.jpg

2018 Rural Beautification Program

Posted on: June 1, 2018
County Maps (1)

County Maps For Sale

Posted on: May 31, 2018
Heritage Recognition Awards (2)

Heritage Recognition Awards

Posted on: May 31, 2018
Environmental Farm Plan.jpg

Environmental Farm Plan Workshops

Posted on: May 28, 2018
Digital Storytelling (1)

Digital Storytelling

Posted on: May 23, 2018