Chemical: Wright (1997) states that for Tussilago farfara, "roundup has been used for the non-selective control of T. farfara and has often given good control. Poor control has usually been due to herbicide application too early in the season. T. farfara foliage is slow to develop in the spring, particularly if the field has been worked and planted to a crop. Leaves may not be fully developed until late June or mid-July. Application of Roundup at an earlier stage will kill all foliage, but not eradicate the rhizomes. Any affected forage in the treated spots cannot be harvested until treated plants turn brown. To date, most T. farfara occurs in only a few patches in a field. If the weed has been well distributed in a field by tillage operations, it may be necessary to apply an overall spray in a non-crop situation. The best approach to T. farfara control is to stop its spread when only a few patches are present and before it becomes a serious problem throughout the field or farm."
Location Specific Management Information
1. Namura-Ochalska, A. Expansion of Tussilago farfara L. in disturbed
environments. III. Successful colonization and the properties of individuals.
Acta-Societatis-Botanicorum-Poloniae. 1993, 62: 1-2, 91-99; 71 ref.
Summary: Invasive characteristics of Tussilago farfara
2. National Pest Plant Accord, 2001. Biosecurity New Zealand.
Summary: The National Pest Plant Accord is a cooperative agreement between regional councils and government departments with biosecurity responsibilities. Under the accord, regional councils will undertake surveillance to prevent the commercial sale and/or distribution of an agreed list of pest plants.
Available from: http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/pests-diseases/plants/accord.htm [Accessed 11 August 2005]
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