- Author: Carl E. Bell
- Posted by: Gale Perez
If you have a site, especially a remote site with invasive plants, in particular infested with hard to eradicate invasive plants like veldtgrass or perennial pepperweed, you can't just cut or treat the plants and leave them in the field to rot. You often have to gather them up in trash bags, carry them out of the area, put them in a dumpster or haul them to a landfill. Seems like there should be a better way, right? What if you could treat plant propagative material (seed or vegetative organs like rhizomes or tubers) in the field and leave the refuse there?
Several years ago my colleague Dr. James Stapleton, UC IPM Plant Pathologist at the Kearney...