Rattail fescue is an invasive species that can reduce wheat yields from 10 to 30%. Because minimum tillage and direct seeding practices tend to exacerbate prevalence of the weed, Pacific Northwest Extension weed researchers are studying management options specifically targeted at rattail fescue in winter wheat–based cropping systems. This fully illustrated publication details the success of various treatments throughout the region.
Produced by Oregon State University. Reviewed by WSU specialist Rich Koenig. Follow-up review December 2013.