We will start some trials later this summer and autumn in which we inject herbicide into the rhizomes of non-native phragmites. These trials will mostly be done on Minnesota Department of Transportation right-of-ways. We will use the Green Shoots Rhizome Injector protoype. This is the same tool we are currently trialing on Japanese knotweed. The rhizome of phragmites is hollow like the knotweed rhizome. It also consists of internodes and nodes. A septum separates each internode. Although the phragmites stem and rhizome are a little smaller in diameter the the knotweed stem and rhizome, injection seems to work pretty well. Here are some photos showing views of the rhizome and the proposed technique.