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Cutting Himalayan balsam can easily end up boosting seed production.

Don’t spread the seeds of this nasty weed

Pulling by hand is the simplest, most reliable management technique

Producers have reported ‘strange regrowth’ of Himalayan balsam following control measures to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “There are some important points to keep in mind when attempting to eradicate this invasive weed,” said provincial weed specialist Nicole Kimmel. Himalayan balsam is shallow rooted and easily pulled up by hand. That makes it labour intensive […] Read more