The most expedient way to control invasive plants is to eliminate populations before they spread and proliferate. As target species populations increase so do the associated costs and labor to identify, quantify, and control them. Criteria for early detection target species are non-native, invasive plants with limited distribution in Minnesota that are assessed as high risk. To reduce the risk these species pose, MDA works with land managers and:
Below is a list of invasive weed species that MDA has identified as “target species” in our early detection efforts. In partnership with EDDMaps.org out of the University of Georgia, MDA developed an interactive map displaying occurrences of these species, focusing on the upper Midwest.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources information on aquatic invasive plants.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org