Broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae [Pursh] Britton & Rusby) is a native invasive species that is widely distributed across western North America. It is very competitive with other vegetation and can reduce or displace desirable grasses and forbs. Removal of snakeweed from rangelands can result in increased forage production of desirable plant species. The evaluation of new herbicides to determine their efficacy in controlling broom snakeweed assists in providing land managers with alternatives to control broom snakeweed. The objective of this study was to evaluate herbicides applied in the spring to determine efficacy of control of broom snakeweed. 2,4-D + triclopyr had the greatest reduction in snakeweed density at 97 ± 14.6 % (P < 0.0001). Aminopyralid and 2,4-D were also effective at reducing snakeweed density at 73 ± 14.6 % control. Our results demonstrate that 2,4-D + triclopyr, a new herbicide, can be used in controlling broom snakeweed in the spring.
Stonecipher, Clinton A.; Ransom, Corey; Thacker, Eric; and Welch, Kevin D.
"Herbicide Control of Broom Snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae),"
Poisonous Plant Research (PPR): Vol. 3, p. 74-81.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/poisonousplantresearch/vol3/iss1/6