Preventative measures: In the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has initiated an education and notification campaign on the potential weed problem of S. viarum. According to Bryson et al. (2002), early detection is paramount to eliminate the threat of this weed, which has the potential to infest millions of acres of pastures, crops, forests, and natural areas in the U.S.
Control: The best means of control varies according to the population size. Individual plants and small populations of S. viarum should be pulled up and burned completely along with all fruit. Larger populations require repeated mowing and/or one or more applications of an effective herbicide. It is important that the plants are not allowed to fruit. Individuals who find S. viarum should contact their appropriate local agency to verify the identity, document the spread, and begin control measures.
2. Swaziland's Alien Plants Database., Undated. Solanum viarum
Summary: A database of Swaziland's alien plant species.
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