Russian knapweed (Acroptilon repens) is a creeping perennial that spreads through seed and vegetative root buds. Once established, infestations expand primarily by adventitious roots.Read More
Herbicides are an important tool for removing noxious or invasive weeds from plant communities, allowing desirable vegetation to respond. Field research trials were established to determine if warm and cool season grasses could be planted either in late autumn as a dormant fall planting or in the spring after a September application of herbicide.Read More
This article summarizes field studies established on meadow hawkweed at two sites near Santa, Idaho by Dr. Tim Prather, University of Idaho. Selective herbicides such as Milestone® herbicide have shown to control hawkweeds and release grasses and desirable native forbs. Strategically timed herbicide applications can improve hawkweed control and promote establishment and maintenance of grass cover.
There are four highly invasive knotweed species typically included in the complex including Japanese knotweed (Fallopia cuspidatum); giant knotweed (Fallopia sachalinense); Bohemian knotweed (Fallopia x bohemicum), a hybrid between giant and Japanese knotweed; and Himalayan knotweed (Persicaria wallichii). Knotweed control efforts typically require a combination of treatments over multiple years.Read More
by Darrell Deneke, Mike Moechnig, Dave Vos, and Jill Alms, South Dakota State University, Brookings.
Read about field studies conducted on Canada thistle in eastern South Dakota on effect of selective herbicides applied in September, October or November.Read More
Native tallgrass prairies are diverse ecosystems that evolved with periodic disturbances such as fire and grazing pressure and are dominated by species that include big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii Vitman), Indiangrass [Sorghastrum nutans(L.) Nash], and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.).Read More
Catastrophic fire seasons of recent decades prompted a number of agencies and researchers to synthesize and expand upon the knowledge-base related to invasive plant issues following wildfires. The following short list of literature reviews, handbooks, and recently published research provides a starting point for exploring issues and developing management guidelines related to invasive plants following wildfires.Read More
by Mark Renz, Mike Moechnig, and Mary Halstvedt
Efforts to restore or rehabilitate mixed wildflower (forb)-grass prairie landscapes in the Midwestern United States are often compromised by the presence of invasive plants. While herbicides provide effective control of invasive plants, they are often not used due to concern that herbicide residues may persist in the soil and impact establishment of wildflowers. Researchers in Wisconsin and South Dakota examined the response of common native wildflower species seeded in the fall or spring following treatments with Milestone® and Transline® herbicides. The results of this research provide promise for land managers balancing invasive plant control and restoring desirable prairie habitat.Read More
In June 2008, ArrowCorps5 Scouts, volunteers, and city, state, county and federal agencies joined forces to treat over 46 linear miles of tamarisk within three project areas. The five-day project involved a total of 400 Scouts, 110 agency personnel, and 50 volunteers. When the control project concluded, tamarisk plants within 13,850 acres of U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land had been treated and controlled.Read More
Field research trials were initiated in ponds and flowing water systems to gather data to support the addition of aquatic uses to aminopyralid product labels. Research was designed to establish food tolerances for fish, shellfish and crustaceans, and define herbicide dissipation in water and sediment over time.Read More
In 2011, The Dow Chemical Company and The Nature Conservancy embarked on a novel collaboration to help Dow and the business community recognize and incorporate nature into business decisions, strategies and goals.
Actions taken to reestablish the pine barrens ecosystem–timber harvest, mechanical site treatment, and prescribed burning–can increase the risk of spreading invasive plants to non-infested sites. Mitigating these risks is a key component of the Northwest Sands Pine Barren Restoration Project in western Wisconsin.
MIPN was organized in 2002 to bring attention to the invasive plant problem and pool resources and knowledge of those working to reduce the thereat of invasive plants in the midwestern United States. Read More