MUSTARD GARLIC

Asked May 7, 2019, 11:46 AM EDT

What is the best way to control mustard garlic?
If it is pulled up, roots are left in the ground and I suspect more plants will grow.
Do you recommend spraying? What product do you recommend?

Calhoun County Michigan weed control mustard garlic control

1 Response

The two most effective ways to control garlic mustard are: 1) to pull the plant getting as many roots as possible. This is easier to do in the second year of this plant's life cycle before it has the opportunity to finish blooming, and 2) to cut off the blossom stalks before the plant can set seed. This weed is a biennial, meaning it lives for two years and blossoms in the second year.

Additional information is available here: https://www.canr.msu.edu/ipm/invasive_species/garlic_mustard/management_options