PEPPERWEED REMOVAL/CONTROL 

 

Fish and Wildlife as well as the district are very concerned about the amount of Pepperweed that is now taking over in the Mojave riverbed.  District staff and Chuck Bell, board president, mowed a test area of Pepperweed located inside Mojave Narrows Park.  After mowing, two different herbicides were used in an attempt to define how best to kill the weeds.  One area was sprayed with Habitat and another was sprayed with Telar.   As of this reading, both herbicides seemed to work equally well.  There is Pepperweed coming back but not as prevalent as before the mowing and treating.  It is now up to California Fish and Wildlife to determine if they want to provide funding to eradicate this rapidly spreading plant within the riverbed.

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