Garlic mustard - help!

Asked April 16, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

Hi, I love this service! What is the best way to get rid of lots of garlic mustard this time of the year besides pulling? It's in the woods, etc. on 2 acres.

Kent County Michigan weeds weed control weeds invasives garlic mustard

1 Response

Control of garlic mustard can seem overwhelming. In early spring before other plants emerge or in late fall when other plants have died back, a glyphosate herbicide can be used on seedlings and rosettes once identified. Be aware that glyphosate is a non selective herbicide and can affect non targeted plants. Other options include cutting and prescribed burning. Check out the following links for more detail: http://www.ipm.msu.edu/invasive_species/garlic_mustard/management_options http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/130405.html http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/vermont/garlicmustard08-1.pdf I hope this helps,