Did you know that apart from Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed ) being attractive, is also very hard to control due to high spreads rate? During winter months the Japanese knotweed tend to die back under the ground, but on the onset of summer, Fallopia japonica stems which resemble bamboo shoot to attain over 7ft.
Due to the increased growth rate knotweed suppresses plant growth. Therefore,japanese knotweed removal should be associated with steely determination as using either hand or chemicals is very hard.
So, What Exactly Is A Japanese Knotweed Anyway?
Japanese knotweed is a perennial clump-forming plant, with dense, tall and strong-growing annual stems. The Stem of this Japanese knotweed renews itself every year from a deeply-well established rhizome. According to studies, a rhizome in Japanese knotweed is a creeping underground structure stem which can grow very fast invading new area within just a short period.
Well, you will agree with me that by Japanese knotweed having an underground structure choosing the best way to control it can be a relatively challenging task. Japanese knotweed is a lighting fast-growing weed it has increased the ability to shade out other garden cultivars, and native plant species.it also takes over various residential and public amenities such as roads recreation areas and river banks.
Top Five Quick Facts About Japanese Knotweed You Should Be Familiar With!
i. Latin name is Fallopia japonica
ii. Common name is Japanese knotweed
iii. Timing it is mainly common between late spring season to autumn
iv. Areas affected Japanese knotweed mainly targets beds, waysides, paving’s and river banks
v. Main causes it is mainly caused by a creepy underground structure known as rhizomes
Top Three Ways In Which You Can Control Japanese Knotweed Revealed By Experts!
1) Non-chemical control;
Studies have revealed that using cultural methods to control Japanese knotweed tend to be relatively a challenging task.Digging out knotweed rhizome is a possible option to prevent the Japanese knotweed from spreading.
On the other hand digging out might not be the most efficient way to control this weed as the rhizome tend to grow deep in the ground and can also regrow after even digging it out. Therefore according to the Environmental Protection (Act 1990) when digging out Japanese knotweed rhizome, you should ensure that you destroy the rhizomes regrowth repeatedly.
2) Biological control option;
Due to the evaluation of technology experts have developed psyllid (plant sucker) which is very efficient biological Japanese knotweed control option. Through the plant sucker is not yet available in local markets where gardeners can access, it will have great value in controlling the knotweed.
According to research conducted by experts, the plant sucker will be in a position of efficiently controlling the Japanese weed without posing any adverse effect to either the gardeners or soil properties.
3) Chemical Control Option;
When using chemical weed killers, you should always follow all the instructions to ensure you achieve efficient results while minimizing adverse risks to both environment animals and human beings. Various chemicals can be used to control the Japanese knotweed, but according to research is done weed experts, Glyphosate is the most efficient option.
Glyphosate plays a vital role by allowing gardeners to be in a better position to tackle the effects of Japanese knotweed by controlling its growth patterns. When sparing the glyphosate on the knotweed foliage, you should prevent the chemical from coming into contacts with other plants as they will wilt. The most appropriate stage for using glyphosate on the Japanese knotweed is during the flowering stage.
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