Tag Archives: Bryon Walters

From Rags to Riches

By Bryon Walters I have a corner in my prairie where a neighboring farm field drains through my center waterway. Sometimes I receive corn plants from the field, but for the past several years Giant Ragweed, Ambrosia trifida, has found … Continue reading

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Peaceful winter work

By Bryon Walters Winter has always been my favorite time of the year to do woodland ecological restoration work.  It’s peaceful, comfortable and non hazardous. There are no insects, Herps or bird nests to accidentally spray on. Basal spraying with … Continue reading

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A SURGICAL APPROACH TO PHRAGMITES CONTROL

by Bryon Walters Phragmites australis, Common or Giant Reed, can be a very problematic invasive in wetlands and wet prairies. If left unchecked, it can form large monoculture, impenetrable jungles 6-10’ high. Usually nothing else will grow under the dense … Continue reading

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THE 1-2 PUNCH

By Bryon Walters, Illinois Natural Area Improvements Spring is a great time to go after all those exotic and invasive basal rosettes that like to pop up early. This mix will be very effective towards a wide array of broadleaf … Continue reading

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25 Drums, 1 Applicator, 1 Sprayer & 1 Winter

By Bryon Walters, conservation contractor This past Winter I have applied 375 gallons of a 20% solution of Triclopyr 4 mixed with basal oil in 10 different natural areas. All of it, 2 ½ gallons at a time on my … Continue reading

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