I have seen a marked increase in the number of pastures and hay fields infested with Horsenettle this season. This weed is a major concern since it can limit the marketability of hay due to the sharp prickles found on the stem and can quickly take over a field due to the large number of seeds produced and spreading rhizomes. Fall herbicide applications can be effective in managing this weed.
For more information, please visit the Mid-Atlantic Pasture Management Guide.
Horsenettle in Pasture and Hayfields