Managing Potential Invasiveness of Asian Medicinal Herbs

This module helps the grower to be aware of the risk of potential invasiveness when introducing or cultivating Asian medicinal herbs. Invasiveness is defined and explained in the context of environmental and agricultural impacts, with particular emphasis on conditions in New Mexico and Southwestern United States that make managing potential plant invasiveness a special consideration. The risks associated with potential invasiveness include inadvertent escape onto public and tribal lands, negative environmental and wildlife impacts, cost of control, and negative public perception. Integrated management and mitigation strategies are presented, with both organic and conventional control methods outlined. Preventive measures are emphasized.

Module 6: Potential Invasiveness

Supplemental Materials

  • Invasive Plant List
    A list of potentially invasive Asian medicinal herbs from the Plant Conservation Alliance.

Resource Links

Charles A. Martin
NMSU Sustainable Agriculture Science Center
PO Box 159
Alcalde NM, 87511
Phone: (505) 852-4241
Fax: (505) 852-2857