How do we decide which control is best for you and your Property?
noxious weed Property Assessments
Each job requires an assessment of the property. The assessment entails a walk through during which we examine all present plant species (native and noxious). The noxious weed infestations and densities will be documented and photographed. Other considerations are
We assess the following categories:
• Weed species identification
• Infestation densities
• Ecotype (range, forest, riparian)
• Aspect (N,S,E,W facing)
• Percent slope
• Native vegetation
• Tree density
WMA advocates integrated weed management, the idea that no one management tool is perfect but using a combination of management tools (Herbicide, Mechanical, Reseeding
Unfortunately, weeds are persistent and weed seeds are viable, in most cases, for up to 3 to 5 years. This means although we’ve treated the living weeds (and lowered that year’s seed production), there are other seeds already on the ground waiting to germinate and have the opportunity to grow.
In all herbicide applications, we recommend considering treatment for 3 to 5 years depending on the site. Only treating weeds for one year will reduce an infestation but never eradicate it. Using multiple treatments over at least 3 years will show huge reductions in noxious weeds and the number of treatments needed in future years.