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...One method calls for the cane to be cut by hand and the stumps painted with the herbicide, Imazapyr.
Another involves using mechanical equipment to dig the cane out by the roots. It is unclear if herbicides would be necessary in this scenario.
The third and most controversial removal method calls for helicopters spraying Imazapyr directly on the cane — repeatedly — until all plant life in the area is poisoned....
Originally posted by aLiiEn
Yeh Anne is right, but they could minimize risk by creating a specific selective hormonal pesticide just to deal with this situation.
......a 1.1-mile stretch of the Rio Grande riverbank as soon as Wednesday to get rid of the hiding places used by smugglers, robbers and illegal immigrants.
If successful, the $2.1 million pilot project......
They could even go through with a flame thrower periodically and burn the stuff down.
They could mechanically pull the stuff out with chains and a tractor. They could get a big earthmover and get rid of that in less than a week