Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

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Treating Canada Goldenrod – Follow Up

We did a cut and treat method in the fall of 2013 after the Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) had bloomed. It appeared to be successful after a weeks when we could see the plants were dying but the real test was what would happen a year later. You can check out the original blog post. Here’s a couple of photos I took on 30 July 2014 of the area that was thick with Canada Goldenrod. As you can see, there is no Canada Goldenrod!

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Our analysis is that this treatment worked. Best of all, it’s minimal effort, minimal herbicide, and minimal collateral damage.

Ah….sweet success!

 

 

Comments

  1. thanks for the info. I thought I had to cut closer to the ground. good to know it works at standing level.
    try filling a bingo dauber with the glyphosate and then maybe you can cut with one hand and dab with the other.

    • Driftless Prairies says:

      A bingo dabber sounds like a great idea!! I’m usually cutting with the manual hedge trimmers so I can cut several stems at one time. We just did another 1/2 acre or more in a planting on some land we bought this summer. We’ll overseed that area this winter.

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