A Pennsylvania agency will be trying this summer to increase the awareness and control of noxious and invasive weeds on farm land in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in the state.
The Pennsylvania Resource Conservation & Development aims to help landowners learn to these bad weeds, while emphasizing the beneficial plants that improve wildlife habitat.
Controlling noxious weeds is a requirement in the conservation reserve program.
Some people have trouble recognizing them in their early and middle stages before they become established and more difficult to control.
Since many plants beneficial to wildlife "may be mistaken for noxious or invasive plants, it is equally important to help landowners identify the desirable plant species among the CREP plantings," the agency said in a news release.