Photos from the Field: Witchweed Treatment

N.C. farmers have been battling witchweed for more than 50 years. The parasitic plant attaches directly to the root systems of its host and steals valuable nutrients and water. Soil fumigation treatments using methyl bromide, shown above, are one way the department has helped control the weed in infected areas. The treatment kills residual witchweed […]

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Successful quarantine efforts contain witchweed to five counties

August is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. During the month, we’ll identify some of the invasive species found in North Carolina, highlight the department’s efforts to combat them and offer tips on how you can help reduce invasive-species populations in your area. We recently spoke with Rick Iverson, weed specialist for the Plant […]

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