Today we received word from Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Specialist, about the danger this year of toxic weeds in our pastures. With the increase rainfall we have experienced times where we couldn’t provide timely application of herbicides to control the weeds and many of them thrive in a moist and warm environment. I am listing a few that Dr. Hancock has identified as issues in Georgia.
|Black Locust||Ground Cherry||Perilla Mint|
|Brackenfern||Hemp Dogbane||Poison Hemlock|
|Buttercup||Horse Nettle / Nightshade||Pokeweed|
More recently he has encountered issues with Perilla Mint causing some cattle deaths. I am including a picture of this weed and a link to a video from Dr. Hancock on the issue.
Call your local Extension Agent if you have any questions or concern.