This website is intended for the turfgrass and landscape industry of New York State. Users are able to select among different diagnostic traits to identify common weeds impacting managed landscapes. Control strategies are listed with regards to the NYS Child Safe Playing Fields Act. All users should observe this site’s disclaimer and follow all required federal, state, and local laws as well as industry best management practices when selecting and applying weed control methods.
Research in the Kao-Kniffin Lab focuses on the belowground ecology and management of weedy and invasive plants. Invasive plants and weeds are prevalent in managed and natural landscapes, and have been shown to alter terrestrial ecosystem processes. We are examining the underlying microbial-based mediation of plant traits that impact ecosystem function.
- Funding for this website was provided by the New York State Integrated Pest Management (NYS IPM), by Federal Formula Funds though the Smith-Lever program, and by the New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA).
- Members of the Kao-Kniffin Lab that have contributed to this website: Grant L. Thompson, Sarah M. Carver, Olivia McCandless, Danielle Park, Aleah L. Butler-Jones, and Jenny Kao-Kniffin.
- Site design and development by Remarc Solutions LLC.