Poplar is tough brush that grows quickly and recovers well from mechanical control, requiring an integrated vegetation management program for effective control.

"We call species such as poplar ‘cycle-busters," says Billy Moye, southern manager for Progressive Solutions. “It grows exponentially faster than the surrounding brush, forcing vegetation managers to interrupt standard mowing cycles to take care of it.”

Controlling PoplarHe says incorporating herbicides into the program will extend control to match that of the surrounding area. He recommends a tank mix of DuPont™ Streamline®or Viewpoint®herbicide with Krenite S brush control agent to tackle both poplar and other brush species, such as pine, that are growing with the poplar.