Culture Control of rush
Sheep: In early flowing
stage it has became a low quality in the many parts of the South East
Goats: No Information available.
Tilling: Repeated effort required
because of extensive roots and re-growth from roots and seeds. (4)
Hand Pulling: Can
provide effective control of very small infestations requires removal of plant
growth two or more times per year for six years. (1) However, Oregan
Noxious Weed Web says: "Do Not Pull! Pulling stimulates growth." (2) In
the British Columbia web site they say: "Prevent plants from going to seed. Cut or
pull isolated plants before flowering. If flowering has occurred, bag and
remove plants for burning".(3)
Mowing: Does not
effect the carbohydrates reserves, only limits seed production in very dry
Controlled Burning: No Information available.
Seeding/Re seeding: Rush Skeleton needs
up to 8 ft into soil with a little growth. Cept for sandy or rocky places
well lateral rots are formed usually. (1) Good vegetation inhibits
Watering: It will need up to three to six
weeks of rain to be successful. (1)
Fertilizing: It often produce shoots which
can reach they soil surface from the depth up to 4 feet. (1)
Grazing methods: Is to maintain grass stands,
which will help you limit the the stage brush, It is also in Alustrlia. (1)
(1) Sheley, Roger L. and Joseph M. Hudak, Rush Sleletonweed A Threat
to Montana Agricculture, EB 132, April 1995, Montana State University, Bozeman.
(2) Oregon Noxious Weed Web, Wanted
Dead : Rush Skeletonweed, Web Site: http://oregonweeds.org/weeds/weed_skeleton.html,
(3) Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries from British Columbia, Web
(4) Rush Sleleton, Stevens County Noxious Weed board, Web site: http://www.co.stevens.wa.us/weedboard/htm_weed/rs.html , Last
Edited February 10, 2003.
By: Jim Kelly and David Kelly, 2/28/03.
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