Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP) - to identify and control the invasive plant species that severely impact native biodiversity

Reporting Tools

Members of MoIP have gathered resources, tools and guides that currently help identify, assess and manage invasive and exotic plant species.

Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System Midwest

EDDMapS Midwest (formerly the Great Lakes Early Detection Network) is a collaboration among multiple stakeholders working to rapidly respond to new invasive species sightings in the Great Lakes and Midwestern states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio).

One of the most important pieces of information needed to manage invasive plants is knowing where they are located and how widely they are distributed. The Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDSMapS) is an easy way to collect that data and store it in a database that anyone can access. Anyone who can identify an invasive plant can enter the location of a that particular invasive plant. All one needs to do is register on the site and complete a fillable report online.  There are instructions for entering a plant’s location available on the site.  All records are verified for accuracy.  It also has an iPhone App for those that prefer to use their smartphones.

MIPN’s Invasive Plant Control Database

This website contains information on how to control many invasive plants common to the Midwestern United States. Information was collected from both scientific literature and expert opinions and summarized by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN), in partnership with the Mark Renz lab from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Missouri Noxious Weed Control

The Missouri Department of Agriculture provides assistance to landowners regarding chemical, mechanical and biological control of noxious weed species.