Problem Plant Control

Sometimes our native plants, such as poison ivy and sumac, can become nuisances. Learn to control them here.

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Algae Control

This Aquaguide shows you how to control algae in your Missouri pond.

Black locust

Black Locust Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance black locust trees in Missouri.

cattails

Cattail and Water Primrose Control

This Aquaguide shows you how to control cattail and water primrose in your Missouri pond.

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Duckweed and Watermeal Control

This Aquaguide shows you how to control duckweed and watermeal in your Missouri pond.

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Floating Leaf Plant Control

This Aquaguide shows you how to control floating water plants such as water lily, water shield and American lotus in your Missouri pond.

Gray Dogwood Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance gray dogwood thickets in Missouri.

Osage Orange Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance osage orange in Missouri.

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Poison Ivy Control

Browse methods for controlling poison ivy in Missouri.

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Sesbania Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance sesbania in Missouri.

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Smooth Sumac Control

Browse methods for controlling smooth sumac in Missouri.

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Submerged Plant Control

This Aquaguide shows you how to control submerged plants such as coontail, elodea, and naiad in your Missouri pond.

Invasive non-native plants consume wildlife habitat and compete with crops. This section helps you identify and control more than 25 of the most common invasive plants in Missouri.

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Autumn Olive Control

Learn to identify and control this highly invasive non-native shrubby tree in Missouri.

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Bush Honeysuckles Control

Learn to identify and control invasive bush honeysuckles in Missouri.

Callery Pear

Callery Pear Invasive Species Fact Sheet (pdf, 571 KB)

Use this publication to learn how to identify and control the Callery pear, also known as Bradford pear.

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Canada Thistle Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant.

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Chinese Yam Invasive Species Fact Sheet (pdf, 611 KB)

Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive Chinese yam on your Missouri property.

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Common Buckthorn Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant in Missouri.

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Common Reed Invasive Species Fact Sheet (pdf, 661 KB)

Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive reed canary grass on your Missouri Property.

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Crown Vetch Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant in Missouri.

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Common and Cut-Leaved Teasel Control

Learn to identify and control invasive teasels in Missouri.

Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant in Missouri.

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Heavenly Bamboo Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant in Missouri.

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Hydrilla (pdf, 419 KB)

Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive hydrilla on your Missouri property.

Japanese Honeysuckle Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive vine in Missouri.

Japanese Hop (pdf, 613 KB)

Download this publication to learn how to identify and control Japanese Hop.

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Japanese Knotweed Invasive Species Fact Sheet (pdf, 671 KB)

Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive Japanese Knotweed on your Missouri property.

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Japanese Stiltgrass Invasive Species Fact Sheet (pdf, 619 KB)

Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive stiltgrass on your Missouri property.

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Johnson Grass Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive grass in Missouri.

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Kudzu Control

Learn to identify and control this highly invasive vine in Missouri.

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Leafy Spurge Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant.

Multiflora Rose Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant on your Missouri property.

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Musk Thistle Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant on your Missouri property.

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Old World Bluestems Invasive Species Fact Sheet (pdf, 745 KB)

Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive Old World bluestem grasses on your Missouri property.

Purple Loosestrife Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant on your Missouri property.

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Reed Canary Grass Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive grass on your Missouri property.

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Sericea Lespedeza Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant on your Missouri property.

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Spotted Knapweed Invasive Species Fact Sheet (pdf, 661 KB)

Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control noxious spotted knapweed on your Missouri property.

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Tall Fescue Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive grass on your Missouri property.

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White and Yellow Sweet Clover Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant on your Missouri property.

Wintercreeper Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive vine on your Missouri property.

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