Tips for Managing Undesirable Brush and Vines in Fall, Winter, and Early Spring

Tips for Managing Undesirable Brush and Vines in Fall, Winter, and Early Spring

Undesirable or invasive woody vegetation threatens the biology and ecology of prairie grasslands and native woodlands. Removing invading woody species can be accomplished year-long, with fall, winter and early spring herbicide applications, extending your vegetation management efforts.

 

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Controlling Invasive Plants in Fall and Early Winter

Controlling Invasive Plants in Fall and Early Winter

Fall is an excellent time to control invasive weeds with herbicides. Late summer and fall rains provide land managers with a good opportunity to extend their application season. 

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Controlling Invasive Weeds in the Fall

Controlling Invasive Weeds in the Fall

Fall rain and cooler temperatures provide good conditions for extending the herbicide application season. The following species and many others can be effectively controlled in the fall. Follow the links for control recommendations for each species.

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Understanding and Minimizing Impacts of Delaying Rights-of-Way Maintenance

Understanding and Minimizing Impacts of Delaying Rights-of-Way Maintenance

Managing incompatible woody vegetation along utility and transportation rights-of-way (ROW) requires careful planning, consistent budgets, and judicious allocation of time and resources. When budgets or resources are inadequate, planned vegetation maintenance may be postponed to the following growing season or beyond. While delaying maintenance for even one year allows woody vegetation to increase in density and height, the actual increase in time and material to control the vegetation after one or more years of delayed treatment has not been determined.

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Woody Plant Control in Northern Prairies

Woody Plant Control in Northern Prairies

Encroachment of woody vegetation threatens the biology and ecology of prairie grasslands. Removing invading woody species improves the function of prairie systems and opens the landscape to provide more suitable habitat for birds and other wildlife that need large blocks of grassland for survival.

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Protecting Prairies - US Fish and Wildlife Service Manages Invasive Woody Plants

Protecting Prairies - US Fish and Wildlife Service Manages Invasive Woody Plants

The blending of woodland and prairie biomes within Litchfield Wetland Management District in south-central Minnesota provides habitat for a variety of wildlife species, but also increases the risk of woody plant encroachment in prairie and grasslands.

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