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Wild Parsnip #6283383
07/20/18 09:51 PM
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This article serves as a good reminder to stay clear of this nasty invasive. In my area the best way to control it is to spray it with brush grade Roundup between 6/15 & 6/30.
It doesn't grow in the woods.
http://www.weau.com/content/news/Local-experts-warn-of-wild-parsnip-dangers--488762051.html

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I sprayed round 2 of wild parsnip yesterday (taking care of what I missed the 1st time a couple weeks ago).

https://ipcm.wisc.edu/blog/2016/07/wild-parsnip-an-expanding-problem-along-roadsides-in-wisconsin/


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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: AJE] #6571778
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That stuff will leave a mark


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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: AJE] #6571826
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Yes, and it seems like no one around me is doing anything about eradicating it. Wait 'til it spreads to along fields and streams...I bet trappers will have big issues with this starting in less than 10 years, if some aren't already.


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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: AJE] #6571832
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it is awful in Green county this year , it seems to have spread down all the rail corridors and many road sides .

in many places it is everywhere not on paved or gavel you couldn't go look in the ditch for anything and not run into wild parsnip.

I think it spreads by mowing after it seeds .


fallow fields just full of it

I think it will change bird hunting

currently seeing no management effort


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Can you eat it?

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Do muskrats eat it?

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Originally Posted by loosegoose
Can you eat it?


technically yes you can eat the roots but you would have to pick it in the dark , then take 2 showers before morning with extra soap to make sure it is all off of you before the sun comes up.

the other option is to put on your rubber gloves and tyvk suit with face shield and mask like your in some Ebola zone pick and cut the roots from the stem. then un-suite also like your in an Ebola zone and take a shower with dish soap just to be sure


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I hear ya PETE. It really is that bad. No exaggeration here. This stuff is kind of like the plague hitting Wisconsin. Combine that with invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle and a host of other prevalent nasty invasives and we have big problems. I wonder if other states are in a similar situation as far as how invasives are taking over their state. The problems are spreading like wildfire, most people are unaware of what's going on, and there's virtually no $ to combat such issues. The state is well aware of the issues...I've been to many seminars. There's just no good solution. Even those landowners wishing to tackle this stuff practically need an army to combat some of this stuff.

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North west ILL has the same problem. I have had to drive to Freeport IL for the last several weeks once a week and ILL 75 is a mess with it


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Originally Posted by AJE
I hear ya PETE. It really is that bad. No exaggeration here. This stuff is kind of like the plague hitting Wisconsin. Combine that with invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle and a host of other prevalent nasty invasives and we have big problems. I wonder if other states are in a similar situation as far as how invasives are taking over their state. The problems are spreading like wildfire, most people are unaware of what's going on, and there's virtually no $ to combat such issues. The state is well aware of the issues...I've been to many seminars. There's just no good solution. Even those landowners wishing to tackle this stuff practically need an army to combat some of this stuff.


I have had only one wlld parsnip on my property so far. I just pulled it out by hand, gloved hands that is.

I do have buckthorn, bush honey suckle, garlic mustard and some other lesser invasives.
I spend considerable time and effort getting them under control.

Most like you said are ignorant about whats going on around them.

What to do about them?

If we want to at least control, stop or reverse the spread there is going to have to be involvement by land owners, whether by gov't force or self interest.

I hope it doesn't come to relying on the gov't.

Before that happens it'll be too late I'm afraid.

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It is everywhere here in Sauk County. If you were going to spray it along the road ditch's you would have to kill every thing, it is that thick.
Bad stuff for sure. Kind of looks like a dill plant but has a very bad temper.

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This is the 2nd year I broke out with it on my hands and arm.I call my VA clinic and they told me what to do. The thing about it that it dose not spread like poison oak or ivy or sumac.


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I hear ya Zim. Fortunately I've been spraying mine and my neighbors every year, so it isn't bad on our properties. But our neighbors down the road is as bad as you describe. 1st off, folks need to work from the outside in...1st attempting to keep it from spreading. Secondly, they need to understand it is an annual. They must spray it at the right time to kill it b4 it goes to seed. Townships' role is that they need to mow at the right time. Mowing too late can make the problem worse...it can spread the seeds to other area. Spray it around 6/20 b4 it gets too tall. I contacted 2 of the 3 townships that I own land in. They were very receptive to a discussion. Can we win the battle though...probably not. But there's things that can be done to mitigate it. I'll keep after it each year on my property, that I know. Keep after it, and then each year it actually becomes fairly easy to treat. But I see what you mean...some of my neighbors have it so bad they wouldn't even know where to start. 1 of the townships gets a F for failing to even attempt to mitigate. The other township I give a hi grade for really attempting to remedy this. They are all behind the 8 ball unfortunately, and none have enough resources to deal with it. Too many landowners are either uneducated on it, lack the resources to resolve it, or don't seem to care. It's a tough situation all around. We can't rely on the government to solve all these invasive problems.

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sadly what it will likely take is some kid who is riding on a township road in shorts and a t-shirt and something happens and ends up in a ditch full of it not having any clue what it is pulls him or her self out of the ditch wipes off spreading it to nearly their entire body then rides another hour and plays int eh sun for a few more and once it is much to late goes into shock from the massive reaction , gets infected and dies.

then it will be the hot topic for a while and people might do something about it.

but no attention will be paid to conservative conservationists who warned about the dangers of it and how to keep it from spreading and deal with infestations of it.


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We had a guy at work unknowingly get into it. Was he ever in tough shape. Yikes.

I think about how as a kid we played outside all the time. 'Course nowadays kids seem to hang out indoors. Once some people get into the nasty stuff, word may spread as fast as the parsnip is spreading.

I was talking to a surveyor who said it's making his job tough.

Hopefully it doesn't take over CRP and other untilled wildland open spaces.

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My wife is a surveyor and got into a patch a few years ago and cleared a path w a machete not knowing what it was...
I thought for sure she was going to have scars. Definitely know what it is now and will not tolerate it on my property not matter how much work it becomes. I can only imagine if my 3 year old was to get into some how bad it would be.

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Little brother of giant hogweed, but there is a lot more of the parsnip around here. Nasty stuff

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There is tons of it around here and more all the time. We have none on our properties and it WILL stay that way. It is easy to kill with herbicides and you don't need round up. No need to kill everything just to control this one plant.

The town, county and state are all doing there very best to spread it everywhere. They all have just started mowing roadsides in this area, just in time to be to late.

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I've heard a 2-4D type herbicide works well Dana. I may try Triplet or Weed-B-Gone on it next year. Indeed Roundup might be a little overkill.

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