Invasive knotweed control videos
Learn how to identify invasive knotweed, understand how it damages native plant communities and streambanks, and find out how to control it using manual methods and injecting or spraying chemical herbicides.Windows Media Player (external link) is needed to watch these videos.
Introduction to knotweed
About the plant, how to identify it, and how it damages river banks. 3 min. 45 sec.
Resources:How to control knotweed without chemicals
Learn more about knotweed identification, biology and impacts.
Learn about digging out this invasive weed, cutting and starving roots, and cutting, covering and shading roots as control methods. 6 min. 44 sec.
Resources:How to control knotweed by using herbicide injection
Purchase shovel or shears or plastic sheeting mulch (external links)
Learn how to inject chemical herbicide into knotweed stems using an injection gun. - 11 min. 41 sec.
Email us for info on borrowing a knotweed stem injector
Purchase a stem injection gun/tool (external link)
Read about herbicides labelled for use with stem injection method (external link)
How to control knotweed using herbicide spray, 2 min. 35 sec.
Learn how to apply chemical herbicide on knotweed using a backpack sprayer.
Get more information on using herbicides to control knotweed
Purchase a backpack sprayer (external link)
Find out about pesticide license requirements in Washington State (external lnk)
Apply for a permit to apply aquatic herbicides in Washington State (external link)