Aerial Control of Bush Honeysuckle: Research and Implementation in Missouri and Illinois




Andrew DiAllesandro, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Bob Caveny, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Mike Leahy, Missouri Department of Conservation

Presentation Summary:

In the Midwest, bush honeysuckle severely impacts natural communities and native species, but control of bush honeysuckle and other exotic shrubs is often difficult and very costly. The use of aerial applications for managing dense stands provides an option that can be inexpensive and effective. The Missouri Department of Conservation, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have been investigating this technique, including its effectiveness and the response from the native community. This webinar will discuss traditional management techniques for bush honeysuckle, ongoing research and implementation of aerial applications, and future directions.