A few of our favorites…
A Guide to the Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites: a handbook developed by the State of Michigan and other partners.
Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative: read our fact sheet to learn more about the Collaborative and its ongoing projects!
Restoring the Marsh–Phragmites Removal and Monitoring is a fact sheet from Michigan Sea Grant about a recent marsh restoration project in Lake St. Clair. It includes a great description about Phragmites as well as how they are using an integrated pest management strategy to restore and protect this important area.
Invasive Phragmites Best Management Practices (2011) by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources provides a good overview of Phragmites management with important information for those managing Phragmites in Ontario, where over-water application of herbicides is prohibited.
Phragmites– Native or Not?: a pamphlet with pictures to help with identification put together by the Michigan Natural Features Inventory
Common Reed (Phragmites australis) & Coastal Environments: a report by the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation on the current distribution of Phragmites along the coast of southeastern shores of Lake Huron, add information on why infestations occur where they do, and recommend priority areas for management actions to assist municipalities and community groups.
- A Healthy Marsh: a MI Sea Grant pamphlet about Great Lakes coastal marshes, what they should look like, services they provide, and a brief description of a Phragmites management project in Lake St. Clair.
- The biology of Canadian weeds. Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. Ex Steud, by Drs Mal and Narine is a comprehensive review of litterature on Phragmites biology and population dynamics, historic progression in North-America, andcontrol and management strategies.
- Clean Equipment Protocol for Industry: Inspecting and cleaning equipment for the purposes of invasive species prevention: a great resource put together by the Ontario Invasive Plant Council to highlight the importance of cleaning equipment to limit the spread of invasive species.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Phragmites australis (Common Reed): A MI Sea Grant FAQ about Phragmites and a marsh restoration project at Metro Beach Park and St. John’s Marsh.
- Glyphosate Fact Sheets (General & Technical): Two levels of detail on glyphosate, one of the most common herbicides used for Phragmites management, from the National Pesticide Information Center. The technical fact sheet contains information about surfactants as well.
- Invasive Phragmites: a fact sheet developed by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources presents the negative impacts associated with Phragmites progression and provides tips to distinguish native and non-native Phragmites.
- Invasive Phragmites Fact Sheet by Huron Pines with biological information as well as information about control options.
- Non-native Phragmites Fact Sheet by the Great Lakes Commission, presents an overview of the current extent of Phragmites invasion across the Great Lakes Basin, lists associated impacts and provides links to management plans and useful resources for each of the Great Lakes states and provinces.
- Phragmites resources by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative include fact sheets, external links and resolutions passed the the organization.
- Plant Profile for Phragmites australis, by the Natural Resources Conservation Service provides information on taxonomy and distribution.
- Why Should I Care About Invasive Species? A good overview of the impacts of invasive species in the Midwest by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN)