Living in Texas, you probably think of mesquite as those wood chunks that make your steak off the grill taste so good. If you are a farmer, you know of the bad side of Mesquite. The mesquite tree is one of the most aggressive and strongest species of brush on the planet. It is very abundant all over Texas. Mesquite can easily choke out most other shrubs, grass or vegetation so it is actually quite a problem when you don’t want it. You could always turn a mesquite problem into a profit by cutting it and selling it, but chances are if you are reading this article, it is because you are trying to find a way to control Mesquite growth on your land.
Consistency is Key to Mesquite Control
Controlling Mesquite is not a one-time fix, it is a regular part of maintenance on your pasture or lot. The seeds for Mesquite root so easily that it doesn’t take but a good strong wind to spread seeds across an entire pasture in a day. Your land will need to be combed over regularly to clear out seedlings before they become problematic.
Method of Mesquite Control
To effectively control mesquite, there are two different methods of applying herbicide spray. We recommend the Herbicidal spray Sendero. We have found that it is more effective than many other products available not the market. It permeates down to the roots, killing off the mesquite. At Heli-Ag, we apply Sendero via aerial spraying. This is the quickest method, and it is very effective. It is also possible to apply Sendero through ground broadcasting, which can also be effective.
Benefits of Mesquite Control
When an aggressive species like Mesquite begins growing in your pasture, it makes it difficult for desirable pasture grasses to grow. An undesirable plant species can severely deplete the grazing potential of a pasture. This means cattle will have a hard time finding grass. The biggest benefit of using aerial-broadcasted herbicides like Sendero is that it significantly increases the health of pasture land by controlling invasive plant species while providing other benefits like increased groundwater recharge.
Some of the main advantages of Sendero over other product are:
• It delivers on controlling mesquite with more consistency and gives more than 15% increased control over other popular brands of herbicides.
• Is safe for your grass and helps increase healthy grass growth by killing off the mesquite that chokes the grass out.
• Is safe for your other trees such as live oak, post oak, saltbush and much more.
Call Heli-Ag today to find out how soon we can get you setup with a plan to control the mesquite on your property using Sendero Speciality Herbicide.