Sudhakar's picture

Garden invader

Observed: 19th May 2013 By: Sudhakar
garden invader

It is rampant in the neighbour's garden and seems to be creeping under the wall. I don't think glyphosate is doing much to it. I have not seen flowers yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) interacts


Sudhakar's picture

I need to stop it. It's

I need to stop it. It's already on the street side of my garden wall.

dejayM's picture


Good old remedy is vinegar, worth a try with different sorts and different concentrations.
Report back here please.

Sudhakar's picture

I've just been using

I've just been using glyphosate.

lavateraguy's picture

Glyphosate doesn't work all that well on horsetail.

Glyphosate is poorly absorbed by horsetail foliage. Because of that, and the extensive root systems, glyphosate doesn't work too well on horsetail.

What you can do is bruise the foliage before and with application to improve absorption.

It is possible to control horsetail by persistent pulling, but that won't work if it's spreading from next door.