Some invasive plants in Illinois and their management | #GoodGrowing

On this week’s Good Growing Podcast, we continue our discussion on problematic plants in the landscape by getting into some invasive plants we have in Illinois. We discuss invasive bush honeysuckle, oriental bittersweet, teasel, and purple loosestrife. These plants are having negative impacts in many different environments across Illinois. Learn more about these invasive species, how we can control them as well as some alternative plants we can plant instead!

00:35 – Enjoying the rainy weather?
02:00 – Invasive vs. species of concern
03:50 – Invasive bush honeysuckle
04:15 – Why was it originally introduced?
05:00 – What does it look like?
07:25 – Are they good bird food?
08:35 – How can we control bush honeysuckle?
11:55 – Problems that bush honeysuckles cause
13:20 – More on honeysuckle control
13:45 – Hand-pulling and cutting
15:35 – Cut-stump and herbicides
18:05 – What about fire?
19:10 – Helicopters
21:30 – Alternatives to bush honeysuckle
23:23 – Oriental bittersweet and problems it causes
25:20 – Native bittersweet
27:00 – Oriental bittersweet control
29:30 – Online purchases
30:37 – Alternatives to oriental bittersweet
31:35 – Teasel
33:10 – How does it spread?
34:05 – Control of teasel
37:01 – Online purchases
37:33 – Purple loosestrife
38:17 – How can it spread?
40:38 – Biological control of purple loosestrife
41:25 – Herbicide control
42:50 – Sterile purple loosestrife?
43:20 – Fall invasive plant and weed management
44:44 – Purple loosestrife alternatives
46:31 – Wrap-up, thank you, what’s up next week, and goodbye!

Miss part of our discussion on good and bad plants?
Part 1 (wintercreeper and Japanese barberry) – https://youtu.be/-06EunFV3Gk
Part 2 (Callery pear and burning bush) - https://youtu.be/NcI0Q11AD0o

Invasive shrubs increase spread of tick-borne disease - https://news.wisc.edu/invasive-shrubs-increase-spread-of-tick-borne-disease/

Management of Invasive Plants and Pests of Illinois: https://extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/management_of_invasive_plants_and_pests_of_illinois.pdf

Purple loosestrife, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/aquaticplants/purpleloosestrife/index.html

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