Water spinach in large group covering water.

Control Water Spinach

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


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove water spinach, physically pulling this plant and destroying all fragments can be an effective method of control along with herbicides.


Herbicide Control:

There is an option for how to kill water spinach 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 water spinach,

  • Treat when the plants are established and actively growing.
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