College students taking weed identification quiz
Photo Credit:
Greg Endres

Living weed exhibit at Carrington REC

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The first step in weed management is plant identification. A resource to assist farmers and crop advisers is the Carrington REC’s living weed exhibit.

Currently, the exhibit has over 60 weeds on display. The plants are primarily organized by lifecycle: annuals, winter annuals, biennials and perennials. In addition, the 13 North Dakota state noxious weeds are grouped together.

Persons may view the weeds at any time. The display is located south of the headquarters building and parking lot. Tours can also be arranged. In addition, the Center uses the site for training including the North Dakota Weed Control Association’s Sprayer School, NDSU Extension’s Crop Management Field School and College Ag Student (Bismarck State College and ND State College of Science) Field Lab.

Crop advisers examine living weed exhibits
Photo Credit:
Greg Endres
Griggs County ANR Agent Jeff Stachler instructs participants at the 2023 Crop Management Field School.

Greg Endres
Extension Cropping Systems Specialist