M-A-M Vine is on the move!
Advice on prevention and control:
Posted 2/22/14 by Kathleen Nelson, Mad Gardeners’ Mile-a-Minute Control Project
PLEASE CHECK YOUR PROPERTY FOR PERSICARIA PERFOLIATA, MILE-A-MINUTE VINE (MAM). Yearly checks plus timely action can prevent MAM from becoming a serious pest on your property. See the video at www.madgardeners.com for help recognizing the plant.
Mile-a-Minute Vine, an invasive annual vine from Asia, is being found in more and more places in New England. Expect it to arrive at your property soon. MAM usually arrives in new places in soils that contain MAM seeds. Once arrived, birds and other animals carry seeds to nearby properties. Be prepared to take immediate action to prevent establishment of new patches. A single seed arriving at a new place can, within 4-5 years, give rise to a large, dense patch covering all other vegetation and producing hundreds of thousands of seeds each year plus satellite patches as far as a mile away.
LEARN TO RECOGNIZE MILE-A-MINUTE VINE: See MAM identification cards.
PREVENTION: MAM arriving from a distance often comes in with soil—perhaps a seed in bulk soil, on the soil of a potted plant, on the tires of equipment—even on shoes.
• READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE including methods and timing to control MAM
Further Details: 2012Project.pdf