Pulling knapweed For
an area as close as possible to save with mileage. You need an area
with many large mature plants that has sandy soil (of possible) for easy
pulling. Be sure you have permission to pull on that land (who would
-proper clothing, work boots, gloves.
-shovels [to help pull some plants] and
grass clippers. [to clip off excess foliage so transplants survive
-5 gal. bucket with water. [to dip transplants
into for survival]
-sturdy plastic sacks. [to transport transplants]
-vehicle. [to haul heavy sacks of wet plants with minimal seed
Kyle Dosland pulling knapweed, 6/02. Photo by T. Breitenfeldt.
1. Carefully pull or dig plant saving as much
tap root as possible.
2. Trim off excess foliage [to prevent excess transpiration that may
kill the transplant] and all old stalks and seed heads.
3. Dip plant in cool water to keep it moist.
4. Keep plant cool and moist, transplant as soon as possible.
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