Understanding the Soil Seed Bank for Integrated Weed Management

Understanding of the weed seed bank is crucial for successfully using integrated weed management.  Weed seeds are deposited into the seed bank at the end of the season and are the source of weed seedlings the next year (and beyond).  Some weed seeds remain viable for only a few years, while others are still viable for decades.

In this video Dr. Mandy Bish explains the importance of understanding the weed seed bank and why preventing weeds from producing seeds is so important.

Researcher: Dr. Mandy Bish, Extension Weed Specialist, University of Missouri

Video: Claudio Rubione, University of Delaware