Control recommendations require site-specific information and they may include mechanical, cultural, chemical or biological control methods. The whole site needs to be considered, not just the weed itself.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Approach
Adequate control may prevent future infestations. A good weed management plan uses more than one control method - an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - approach. The key is to create a favorable environment for desirable plant growth to establish.
Plant competition is a good tool that is often overlooked and should be the first used. Restoring disturbed sites to prevent weed re-occurrences and provide competition for the weeds is essential.
In certain situations, burning is a proven method to eliminate noxious weeds. The Spokane County Noxious Weed Control Board administers a noxious weed burning program by delegation from the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. We offer a written permit for noxious weed abatement fires. For more information on this program and to see if you qualify, refer to the following: Burn Permit Fact Sheet (PDF).
Whatever method you decide to use, please contact the Spokane County Noxious Weed Control Board so we can provide assistance to you with your plans.