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Pulling up Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris)
Pulling up Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris)

Weed Integrated Pest Management (Weed IPM)

Idaho's approach to reducing the impact of invasive weeds is in using all the tools in your IPM toolbox. Noxious weeds can been controlled and eradicated by several methods including Chemical (the proper use and application of herbicides – always follow the federal label and safety instructions), Biological (utilizing USDA/APHIS approved insects or grazing animals), Mechanical (pulling, shoveling, mowing or disking) and Re-vegetation (using desirable plants to out-compete undesirable plants).

Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign IPM Toolbox

Jeffrey Pettingill, Bonneville Weed Control Superintendent shows us how they use "all the tools in the toolbox" for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the fight against noxious weeds in Idaho.

To keep weeds off your land - keep your lands healthy. Maintaining a healthy ecosystem should be the primary objective to keep invaders out. Mechanical methods, such as pulling, should be your first approach. While herbicides work in most circumstances, biological methods should be considered. So how do you know what control method is better to manage the weeds on your lands?

Just click on the name of a weed you want more information on. You will then be given the best control methods available to manage that weed and links to other sources for more education and information.

"When dealing with newly invasive species, our failures are obvious, and our successes are invisible."
–Dr. Rich Old–

What are they and how to manage them?

Brazilian Elodea
Black Henbane
Canada Thistle
Common Crupina
Common Reed (Phragmites)
Curlyleaf Pondweed
Diffuse Knapweed
Dyer's Woad
Eurasian Watermilfoil
Field Bindweed
Flowering Rush
Giant Hogweed
Giant Knotweed
Giant Salvinia
Hoary Alyssum
Hoary Cress (Whitetop)
Iberian Starthistle
Japanese Knotweed
Jointed Goatgrass
Leafy Spurge
Meadow Hawkweed
Meadow Knapweed
Mediterranean Sage
Musk Thistle
Orange Hawkweed
Oxeye Daisy
Parrotfeather Milfoil
Perennial Pepperweed
Perennial Sowthistle
Plumeless Thistle
Poison Hemlock
Policeman's Helmet
Purple Loosestrife
Purple Starthistle
Rush Skeletonweed
Russian Knapweed
Scotch Broom
Scotch Thistle
Small Bugloss
Spotted Knapweed
Squarrose Knapweed
Syrian Beancaper
Tall Hawkweed
Tansy Ragwort
Vipers Bugloss
Water Chestnut
Water Hyacinth
White Bryony
Yellow Devil Hawkweed
Yellow Flag Iris
Yellow Floating Heart
Yellow Starthistle
Yellow Toadflax

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