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Control Pickerelweed

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


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove pickerelweed, physically cutting and digging up the roots can be a somewhat effective method of control. However, physical control can be difficult. Pickerelweed can re-grow from any roots or seeds remaining in the area.


Herbicide Control:

There is an option for how to kill pickerelweed that offers great control.


Treatment Tips:

When treating pickerelweed,

  • With Imox or other systemic herbicides, treatment is most effective when the plants are mature or close to full grown. This allows for more plant surface to spray enough mixture on.
    • Treat in late summer to early fall to get better kill of the root systems. At this time, plants are pulling energy into their roots to store for the winter.
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