Here's a website that tells you about controlling swallowwort. I know
that it's very difficult to eradicate in a well-established site, with
herbiciding and replanting one of the recommended strategies, but see
the website for a variety of suggestions.
The home site was recommended highly at the recent IPANE conference in
Framingham, and covers many plants: http://tncweeds.ucdavis.edu.
My personal experience with handpulling swallowwort was pretty
discouraging, but there are ways to conquer it. Good luck!
On Sep 28, 2005, at 8:56 AM, Terry and Lauren Stockwell wrote:
Does anyone know the best way to get rid of black swallowwort? There
is a site in Boothbay Harbor with tons of the nasty plant. The
landowner would like to eradicate it if possible. I think she plans to
pull it up and then burn it. I told her I would check if there is a
better recommendation. Many thanks, Lauren