According to Washington State's Noxious Weed Control Board, getting rid of phragmites without resorting to hazardous chemicals (that will kill other plants and poison the surrounding environment instead of helping it) takes persistence, patience and proper timing: "If cut just before the end of July, most of the food reserves produced that season are removed with the aerial portion of the plant, reducing the plant's vigor.
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13, 1998--Four new plants may be added to the noxious weed list, six species may be deleted, and control requirements may be changed for 15 others, the State Noxious Weed Control Board announced today.
Noxious weeds are non-native, invasive plants that are highly destructive, competitive or difficult to control," said Lisa Lantz, executive director of the State Noxious Weed Control Board.
For a copy of the proposed changes, or to submit written comments, contact Lisa Lantz, Executive Director, Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board, 1851 South Central Place, Suite 211, Kent, Washington 98031-7507.
Credit for this feat belongs to Weed District five of Kittitas County and the Kittitas County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Controlling the spread or introduction of noxious weeds is challenging because there are so many different ways that weeds can be carried from one place to another," said Lisa Lantz, executive director of the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.