Scientific name: Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop
Common names: Canada thistle, Californian thistle, Canadian thistle, creeping thistle, field thistle, corn thistle, perennial thistle, field thistle
Canada thistle is a seriously invasive species that can cause major losses in crops.
This weed competes for moisture, light and nutrients. Even light infestation can cause crop yield losses.
Studies show that 20 Canada Thistle shoots per square metre can reduce Canola yield by as much as 24%. In wheat, 14 shoots per square metre can reduce yields by about 38%.
This plant can cause problems for residential areas, parks and industrial sites. Infestations are extremely difficult to control even with powerful and dangerous herbicides.
Purewest Environmental Solutions is using a new cutting edge 100% natural & organic process that has excellent sucess controlling Canada thistles and other thistle varieties.
With proper timing and sometimes repeat treatments we can acheive good control and often total eradication of infestations of this invasive plant.
Thsi program will also work with Oxalis infestations as well.
Our program is totally safe for use in yards, playgrounds, schools and other public areas.
We specialize in completely safe processes approved for use in sensitive areas such as Riparian habitats, Zoo's and Natural areas where herbicides are not an option.
We have totally safe treatments for other difficult species such as dandelions, scentless chamomille, oxalis and many other noxious or invasive plants.
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