Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Provides Resources on Managing Buttercups by Mario Villarino

April 25, 2024 – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides resources on managing buttercups, particularly in pasture and forage management. Buttercups are toxic to livestock if ingested in large quantities, so effective control is important for animal health and pasture productivity.

AgriLife Extension typically recommends a combination of cultural practices, such as maintaining good pasture health, and chemical control methods, including selective herbicides. It’s essential to consult with me at the Hopkins County Extension Office  or specialists for specific recommendations tailored to your region and circumstances.

Controlling buttercups can be challenging, as they spread rapidly. One approach recommended by AgriLife Extension is to maintain healthy pasture conditions to outcompete them. Herbicides can also be used, but it’s essential to choose the right one for your situation and follow the application instructions carefully. Additionally, rotational grazing can help reduce buttercup infestations by allowing grass to recover and compete with the weeds.

For more information on this or any other agricultural topic please contact the Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443 or email me at [email protected].

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