Control Bur Reed
Manual/ Mechanical Control:
Physically cutting bur reed and digging up the roots can be a somewhat successful way to manage this plant, but bur reed can regrow from any remaining roots or seeds.
Imox herbicide and a surfactant can partially control bur reed. These products together are called our Cattail and Water Lily Control. Thoroughly wetting the plants in late summer or early fall is the most practical time to treat. This is when bur reed plants are directing their energies to the root system, which helps pull the herbicide down to the roots to kill both those and the vegetative portions.