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Melaleuca Control Recommendations for Homeowners. Ken Langeland UF/IFAS Agronomy Department Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Hack and Squirt. Methods Of Application. Foliar. Cut Stump. Herbicides Used for Melaleuca Control. Active Ingredient. Brand Name(s). Application Method.

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Melaleuca Control RecommendationsforHomeowners

Ken Langeland

UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants


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Hack and Squirt

Methods

Of

Application

Foliar

Cut Stump


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Herbicides Used for Melaleuca Control

Active Ingredient

Brand Name(s)

Application Method


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What Property Owners Can Do

  • Remove invasive plants from landscapes

    • Contractors for large jobs

    • Dispose of yard waste appropriately

    • Treat stumps with herbicide

      • Ortho Brush-B-Gon

      • Roundup Super Concentrate

      • Enforcer Brush Killer


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Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

Eye protection

Long sleeves

Chemical resistant gloves

Follow label PPE instructions!


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Woody Stems

Bark

Inactive xylem

Cambium and phloem

Active xylem


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Hack and Squirt

  • Cut all the way around stem

  • Cut all the way in to cambium

  • Apply herbicide to exposed cambium

  • Use dyes so you can see what’s been treated

  • Treat within 15 minutes of cutting


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Acute Toxicity

The lower the number, the higher the toxicity (i.e., it takes a smaller amount to cause toxicity)




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