Japanese Barberry Control  Managing Barberry Can Help Prevent Lyme Disease and Improve Forest Health

Three Part Video Series on Invasive Japanese Barberry

Part 1 - The Trouble with Barberry - Covers plant identification, growth pattern, link to Lyme Disease and other facts about Japanese Barberry.


Part 2 - Controlling Barberry - Covers techniques for controlling Japanese barberry.

Warning! Includes potentially hazardous activities. Please see additional safety instructions and a safety worksheet for flame weeding techniques.


Part 3 - All About Lyme Disease - Discusses facts about Lyme disease and techniques to avoid exposure to the black legged tick.


More Information on Japanese Barberry Control:

Japanese Barberry Control Overview

Controlling Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergi DC) in southern New England, USA - Ward, Worthley, Williams - 2009

Managing Japanese Barberry (Ranunculales: Berberidaceae) Infestations Reduces Blacklegged Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) Abundance and Infection Prevalence With Borrelia burgdorferi (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) - Williams, Ward, Worthley and Stafford - 2009


Faith Middleton Show: Lyme Disease in 2012 - Click here to listen to the Faith Middleton's interview with Dr. Jeff Ward and Dr. Kirby Stafford of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.


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