Chinese water chestnut growing in mud.

Control Chinese Water Chestnut Plant

Many people ask how to get rid of Chinese water chestnut. The following options can be considered for how to control Chinese water chestnut.


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove Chinese water chestnut, physically cutting this plant and digging up the roots can be a somewhat effective method of control.


Herbicide Control:

There is an option for how to kill Chinese water chestnut that offers great control.

  1. Liquid 2, 4-D (for ponds or lakes) – liquid that is diluted with water and sprayed over the plants. Most effective on treatment areas larger than a half-acre, this allows longer contact exposure time.


Treatment Tips:

When treating Chinese water chestnut,

  • Treat when the plants are established and actively growing.
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