Chemical control methods and tools

  • Authors: Manning, Steven; Miller, James.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Publication Series: Book Chapter
  • Source: In: Invasive Plant Management Issues and Challenges in the United States; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. 207-229.

Abstract

After determining the best course of action for control of an invasive plant population, it is important to understand the variety of methods available to the integrated pest management professional. A variety of methods are now widely used in managing invasive plants in natural areas, including chemical, mechanical, and cultural control methods. Once the preferred method of control is identified and the appropriate personal protective equipment has been chosen, the next step is to determine the specific types of equipment that should be used to create the most selective, efficient and affect control of the target species. Chemical control is one of the most frequently utilized tools in this industry. Proper use of chemicals is important and the applicator must always remember that the label is the law. No application offers guaranteed success, but proper use of chemicals and associated tools will increase the effectiveness of the treatment. This involves an understanding of the benefits of adjuvants, proper mixing and application protocols, and finally the correct choice and proper use of low volume, high volume or selective spray equipment.

  • Citation: Manning, Steven; Miller, James. 2011. Chemical control methods and tools. In: Invasive Plant Management Issues and Challenges in the United States; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. 207-229.
  • Posted Date: June 20, 2012
  • Modified Date: September 26, 2012
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