Prevention is always the preferred and most effective method of controlling invasive plant species, but when an invasive annual such as ventenata has already established, the strategy should be to reduce seed production. Mechanical and physical control methods are generally ineffective since the grass tends to bend rather than cut.
Ventenata can bind up and cause damage to harvesting equipment. Ventenata has very little nutritive value and has silica concentrations higher than most winter annual grasses other than medusahead, which in turn discourages grazing by wildlife and livestock.
There are no biological control agents for managing ventenata grass.