- Huisache difficult to control
- Little nutritional value
- Various control options available
Huisache provides poor grazing for wildlife and livestock, so there is not much value in this plant, as it merely removes precious ground water from our soils that could be providing moisture to desirable grasses. However, since it is a legume, it will provide nitrogen for winter forages.
Huisache is a prolific seed producer and the seeds are eaten by birds, deer, cattle and hogs as well as by many other mammals. If the seeds pass through the digestive system of a bird or animal, germination increases and huisache plants emerge wherever animals have deposited the seed.
Huisache is one of the many brush species that will re-sprout after top removal, so simply shredding this plant is not a good management choice. Huisache can be best managed using mechanical means, like grubbing.