Digital Weed Identification Resources from OSU

OSU has developed several digital books that are available for multiple platforms, via iTunes or GooglePlay.  Descriptions and links follow – all are currently less than $10.  The links can also be found under the “Weed ID” tab on our website – u.osu.edu/osuweeds/. 

The Ohio State University Guide to Weed Identification

This identification guide provides information on the basics of weed identification presented in a considerably updated fashion. It describes 29 families and 83 species of monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants. Plant descriptions include key identification characteristics, pictures of the various species at different stages of maturity, and 360-degree movies for most species.  This book includes a number of the most common Midwestern U.S. weeds and basic intellectual tools that are necessary to successfully identify plants. 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ohio-state-guide-to-weed-identification...

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Bruce_Ackley_The_Ohio_State_Univ ersity_Guide_to_We?id=3ZBqCwAAQBAJ&hl=en

Principles of Weed Ecology and Management

This book, used as a lab manual for the weed science course at OSU, provides information on the basic principles of weed science. It describes 46 families and 100 species of monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants. Plant descriptions include key identification characteristics, pictures of the various species at different stages of maturity, and 360-degree movies for most species.  This book includes a number of the most common Midwestern U.S. weeds and basic intellectual tools that are necessary to successfully identify plants.  Furthermore it provides an introduction or “first exposure” to some basic weed control measures along with offering a basic scientific explanation of how and why various control measures work.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/principles-weed-ecology- management/id953632085?mt=11

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Bruce_Ackley_Principles_of_Weed_Ec ology_and_Manage?id=l2xNCwAAQBAJ&hl=en

Identifying Noxious Weeds of Ohio

This identification guide provides technical descriptions and photos for Ohio’s 21 invasive and noxious weed species.  These descriptions include information on habitat, life cycle, key plant characteristics, and a summary of problematic features. Photos included in this guide present the weed species at different stages of maturity for optimal identification aid. This book also provides information on Ohio’s noxious seed law, extension guides to weed control, and a quick guide to weed regulations in Ohio law.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/identifying-noxious- weeds/id1018434281?ls=1&mt=13

https://books.google.com/books/about?id=79iECwAAQBAJ

Crop Observation and Recommendation Network

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.

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