Effectiveness of Control Treatments on Young Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) Plants.

by Michelle K. Ohrtman , Sharon A. Clay , Shauna Waughtel and Janet Moriles

Published in Invasive Plant Science and Management: January-March 2014, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 25-31. 

The effectiveness of mowing, herbicide, and fire treatments, alone and in combination, was evaluated on saltcedar plants grown from seed to 4, 8, and 12 week age in 2011 and 6 and 12 week age in 2012. Fire and herbicide treatments alone resulted in younger plant mortality and reduced growth for older saltcedar but the use of these practices will depend on land management options. Clipping prior to herbicide or fire treatment was the most effective control and could be used to treat small populations or individual plants.

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