Managing Invasive Plant In Sensitive Ecologies

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Managing Invasive Plant In Sensitive Ecologies

  1. 1. Managing invasive plants in sensitive ecologies
  2. 2. Understanding the plants that you are dealing with -Annuals -Biennials -Herbaceous Perennials -Woody Plants
  3. 3. Methods for management• Manual – Hand pulling, Smothering, etc.• Mechanical – Mowing, Cutting, etc.• Biological – Grazing, Disease, etc.• Chemical
  4. 4. Chemical Methods• Foliar – Highest chance of off target damage• Basal Bark Application• Cut Stump Treatment• Stem Injection James H. Miller, USDA, bugwood.org
  5. 5. Mile-A-Minute• Annual Vine from Eastern Asia• Seed form starting in June through frost• Seeds are viable for up to 7 Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University years of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
  6. 6. Multiflora Rose• Shrub from Asia• Reaches heights up to 15’• Rose Rosette Virus is a bio-control S. Debolt
  7. 7. Autumn Olive• Large shrub from China• Reaches heights of up to 20’• Prolific seeder which is a spread by wildlife Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org
  8. 8. Have Patience! Additional InformationInvasives.orgNonnative invasive plants of southern forests: a fieldguide for identification and control (USDA Publication) www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/gtr/gtr_srs062/

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