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© 1935, The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension. All rights reserved.


Field bindweed, also known as small-flowered morning glory, European morning glory, Creeping Charlie, Russian Creeper, and Creeping Jennie, is becoming each year a greater menace to farm lands. The infestation of cultivated fields with this pest lowers the yield of crops an average of 30 percent, increases the labor costs, and reduces land and loan values. It is therefore important that land-owners learn to identify bindweed and guard against its introduction on their farms. Where it has become established, steps should be taken at once for its eradication.

This 1935 extension circular discusses identifying field bindweed, prevalence and spread of field bindweed, eradication, clean tillage, chemical treatments used to destroy bindweed, and other treatments.