Crassula helmsii: Use flame-throwers to control plants
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
The heat from flame-throwers can be used to destroy vegetation, and could therefore be used to control emergent C. helmsii vegetation. However, flame-throwers may not produce enough heat to kill the roots and will not be effective on underwater plants, so would need to be used in combination with other approaches (Leach & Dawson 2000).
Leach J. & Dawson H. (2000) Is resistance futile? The battle against Crassula helmsii. Journal of Practical Ecology and Conservation, 4, 7-17.