Asked on Jul 6, 2013

How to get rid of stink and potato weeds.

MaryDouglas Hunt


I have stink weed and potato weeds. I never had these until the pass year. I pull the potato weeds and throw in trash can't even leave a leave on the ground if so it is sprout. I have tried spray but none has worked year.The same goes for stink weed. Thank you for your help They are taking over my whole yard and trees.Have no pictures of these,.
2 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 7, 2013

    I'm not sure exactly what plants you are referring to, Mary. If by stink weed you mean skunk vine (Paederia foetida), while scientists are looking for biological controls, your best option right now is spraying with an herbicide containing glyphosate, making sure not to get any on nearby plants. If by potato weeds you mean sweet potato vine, the same strategy obtains.

  • Mary
    on Jul 9, 2013

    Douglas the stick weed looks like but smaller leaves like a Morning Glory. The potato weed has a leaves like white potato but lighter.The roots for the potato weed is bumpy/round.So far I have to pull the potato and not leave and parts of it.If you do it roots fast.I can't seem to find anything plants or killer to over grow it. I will try what you suggested.Thank you for your help. These weeds/vines are killing my Citrus trees and other trees. Mary

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