Giant Hogweed

Asked July 2, 2019, 11:51 AM EDT

Does Giant Hogweed grow in Delaware, and if so, what is the best way to get rid of it?

New Castle County Delaware

1 Response

Thank you or your question. To my knowledge it has not been found in Delaware. However, it has been found in surrounding states. Here is a fact sheet with information on identification and control

https://extension.umd.edu/learn/giant-hogweed

Control of small groups can be done with hand tools. Never use a weed whacker, as it will create uncontrollable sprays of the toxic sap. Herbicides with triclopyr or glyphosate are also an option. If at all possible, leave the control of this dangerous plant to the experts. Best regards, Tracy