Fighting ragwort - 3 possibilities presented

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Red ragweed is a very poisonous plant that has no business in any garden. Here are 3 ways in which you can combat the poisonous ragwort.

Red ragweed is very poisonous

Especially for farmers and horse herders, the poisonous herb, which is also known as Jacobs Greiskraut represents a very big problem, because this can cause great harm to cows and horses (for example, liver poisoning). It is therefore very important that you intensively combat the herb in order to protect your animals.

In principle, you can combat the ragwort in a biological, mechanical or chemical way. Depending on how strong it has already spread, you should select the ideal method of control and fight the poisonous plant.

Option 1 - Biological Control

The red ragweed supplies numerous insects with food, which is why you should try biological control in principle first.

The biological control should then look like you are trying to attract insects like beetles, moths or flies. However, this is a difficult and, above all, quite lengthy option.

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However, pure mowing does not help at all, it can even do the opposite. Especially if you mow the ragwort during flowering. Because this can spread the seeds even further.

Option 2 - Mechanical control

Therefore, it would be simpler to mechanically combat the ragwort. In this variant, you must prick the plant together with its root with a grave fork or a weed cutter and dispose of it in well-closed household waste. You can also burn the herb directly. Please always wear gloves in this variant!

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You should do this work if possible after heavy rain, because the removal of the Jakobskreuzkrautes is then easier from the hand.

The mechanical control is especially a very effective method, if only a few poisonous plants are present in the garden.

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It is best to prick the ragwort before it blooms (around May) so that it can not spread further. After cutting out, you should then perform several checks at intervals of about 3 to 5 days!

Option 3 - Chemical Control

If neither biological nor mechanical control has the desired effect, you must consider chemical control with glyphosate.

Ideally, you should do this type of combat in the spring, when the plant is still in the developmental stage and thus dies faster.

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Glyphosate should not be used on continuous rain, very low or extremely high temperatures - not very effective.

Once the poisonous plants have died, you must also remove them with gloves on site and then destroy them.

The use of herbicides is the sole responsibility of trained personnel, such as Gardening companies, farmers, etc. why you need to commission the chemical control of ragwort with herbicides! (Spray regulation)

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