Ohio places giant hogweed on noxious weed list
- Giant hogweed a villain in ornamental clothing. Sinopoli, Joseph // American Nurseryman;3/1/2006, Vol. 203 Issue 5, p8
The article provides information on the giant hogweed which has been discovered at different sites in Michigan. Considered a public health risk, the giant hogweed can be painful to humans and animals wherein its Furocoumarins in the sap of the plant can cause photodermatitis. Measure have been...
- Giant hogweed spreads through East. // American Nurseryman;9/15/2002, Vol. 196 Issue 6, p8
Reports the discovery of Giant hogweed in Massachusetts. List of plant in the federal noxious-weed list; Health problems caused by the weed; Occurrence of skin discoloring.
- Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Grow. Harper, Jennifer // Insight on the News;09/11/2000, Vol. 16 Issue 34, p27
Deals with several noxious weeds that can be found in the United States (U.S.). Information on Heracleum mantegazzianum; Cost of the damages caused by noxious weeds; Efforts to control the weeds.
- Giant Weed Causes Blindness. // Review of Optometry;9/15/2002, Vol. 139 Issue 9, p8
Examines the effects of giant hogweed which causes photodermatitis to humans in Massachusetts. Presence of toxins on watery sap; Exposure of skin contact to sunlight constitutes painful blisters; Issuance of alert news to farmers, outdoorsmen and gardeners.
- Oregon prepares to fight noxious weed. // American Nurseryman;9/15/2001, Vol. 194 Issue 6, p8
Focuses on the preparation of the Department of Agriculture for the eradication of giant hogweed in Oregon. Potentiality of the giant hogweed as a public health and environmental hazard; Cause of the spread of giant hogweed; Comparison between giant hogweed and cow parsnip.
- Phytophotodermatitis. Klaber, R. E. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;May2006, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p385
The article focuses on the case of a 6-year-old boy with sunburn and widespread blistering lesions on his hand, lower arms, back, and truck. A diagnosis of phytophotodermatitis, caused by contact with giant hogweed. The blistering settled well with oral prednisolone and topical steroid ointment,...
- Beauty & the Burn. VanDuyne, Glorio // New York State Conservationist;Jun2008, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p24
The article focuses on wild parsnip or giant hogweed, plants that can cause second-degree burn. Wild parsnip, contain chemicals called furanocoumarins, which, when combined with sunlight on the skin cause phytophotodermatitis (a toxic skin reaction). The chemicals prevent the skin from...
- Crossing boundaries. // Mid-South Farmer;Mar2013, Vol. 18 Issue 3, pBP4
The article focuses on the participation of Mitch Coffin, a member of the Missouri River Watershed Coalition (MWRC), in a collaborative approach to control noxious weeds by taking early steps to control them.
- 'Hogweed hunting' one example of farmers attacking pigweeds. Baldwin, Ford L. // Delta Farm Press;8/24/2012, Vol. 69 Issue 33, p10
The article discusses how Arkansas farmers are using a method called hogweed hunting to combat pigweed. Topics include the necessity of clearing fields of pigweed before frost, the simultaneous use of the herbicides Gramoxone and Valor to combat pigweed, and weed resistance in the Midwestern and...