Members of MoIP have gathered resources, tools and guides that currently help identify, assess and manage invasive and exotic plant species.
Download our guide to basic methods of invasive species control.
Effective Control of Callery Pear
Instructions by Reid Smeda, MU Extension, for the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force
See more species-specific invasive plant management resources here
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.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture provides assistance to landowners regarding chemical, mechanical and biological control of noxious weed species.
- Missouri Noxious Weed List
- Missouri State Statute on Noxious Weeds
- Pest Tracker – Missouri
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
Identification Guides for Invasive Plants
- Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Look-Alikes: an Identification Guide for the Mid-Atlantic, Natural Resources Conservation
- “Keep a Lookout” Flyers, 1-page handouts that provide photos, range maps, and short descriptions of new plant invaders produced by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network
- Weed ID Guide: by the University of Missouri’s Division of Plant Sciences
Management Guides for Invasive Plants
- Control and Identification of Invasive Species: A Management Guide for Missouri
Published by Shaw Nature Reserve and Grow Native!
- A comprehensive guidebook on Management of Invasive Plants & Pests of Illinois is now available online as a free download: https://goo.gl/fNn1vN
- Identification, Removal, & Alternative for Invasive Trees and Shrubs (and Vines) – presentation by MoIP member Matt Arndt, March 2019
- Weed Control Management Handbook: Tools and Techniques for Use in Natural Areas
The Nature Conservancy
- Mark Twain National Forest Non-Native and Invasive Plant Treatment Methods
A document the agency keeps current on NNIP treatments methods.
- A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
By the USDA Forest Service, lightly updated 2015
- Grow Native! Top 10 Invasive Plants List
Invasive plants on the increase in Missouri and how to treat them
- Guidelines for Disposal of Terrestrial Invasive Plants
PDF Guide from Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Connecticut, 2014. Includes methods, descriptions of methods, and composting exceptions (such as the disposal of invasive plants that produce rhizomes)
- DOW Herbicide Guides (view downloadable PDFs on right-hand side of page)
- Integrating Herbicides in Prairie and Grassland Management
A new guide that provides a suite of resources to natural resource managers so they can better understand how and when to integrate herbicides into prairie and grassland management programs. The guide includes information on herbicide use rates, herbicide selectivity on desirable forbs and grasses, seeding options and guidelines, invasive woody and herbaceous plant control, and other useful tips.
- Handbook on Targeted Grazing as a Tool for Weed Management
- Invasive Plant Management: To Goat or Not to Goat . . . That is the Question
A MoIP statement on using grazing goats as an invasive plant management tool.
- Review on Fire and Invasive Plants
PDF guide explores relationships between wildland fire and nonnative invasive plants that can assist fire managers and other land managers concerned with prevention, detection, and eradication or control of nonnative invasive plants.
- Aquatic Invasive Plant Management
A reference on aquatic invasive plant identification and control, Carole A. Lembi, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
- “Managing Invasive Plants: Concepts, Principles, and Practices”
Website by the Center for Invasive Species Management, was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, and provides an overview of invasive plant management and planning supported by case studies, quizzes, scientific literature, and web-based resources. The website is best viewed in Internet Explorer.
- Best Management Practices for Problem Plants
Missouri Prairie Journal Vol. 30, No. 1, 2009
- TNC Management Documents at Invasipedia
Invasipedia houses information on invasive plants, animals, and pathogens, and especially how to best manage them. Its foundation is the large amount of species management information developed by the The Nature Conservancy’s Global Invasive Species Team. It is now supported by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health as part of the BugwoodWiki.
- Invasive Species: Manager’s Toolkit
National Invasive Species Information Center, USDA
- Illinois Nature Preserves Commission (INPC) Vegetation Management Guidelines
- Forest Invasive Plant Resources
Missouri–specific information related to invasive plants in forests, including lists of problem species, invasive plant monitoring projects, financial assistance programs, state laws, plus links and contacts for more information on invasive plants and organizations within the state. Last updated by the U.S. Forest Service in 2006.
- Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database – Species Lists By State
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center. Provides fact sheets, maps and collection information for aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates occurring outside of their native range.
- State Noxious Weed List – Missouri
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database. Designated legally noxious plants.
- Status of Invasive Plants – Missouri / Details by State and Details by County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System.
- The Missouri Prairie Foundation‘s Missouri Prairie Journal articles (download each volume here, or email [email protected] for assistance)
- Table of Invasive plants on prairies/grasslands/forests and treatment methods.
- Controlling Invasive Plants: Sericea lespedeza (pg. 31), Teasel (pg. 32), Caucasian, Plains and Other Old World Bluestems (pg. 32), Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015
- Pasture Conversion and Control of Invasives, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013
- Invasive Plant Control: Tall Fescue, Reed Canary Grass, Bush Honeysuckle and Callery Pear, Vol. 32. No. 3, 2011
- Best Management Practices for Problem Plants, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2009
- Missouri’s Thistles, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2007
- Stop the Spread of Callery Pears, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011