- Author: Gale Perez
Here's the latest issue of the Lassen Farm Advisor's Update newsletter from Tom Getts, Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Farm Advisor.
September 2017 Contents:
- Controlling Scotch Thistle with Fall or Spring Applications of Herbicides
- Myrtle Spurge
- Low Lignin Alfalfa: Is It Right For You?
- Upcoming Events
- Author: Thomas Getts
When I was an undergraduate back in Colorado, I spent the vast majority of two summers mapping the waterways of Boulder County for invasive species. It was an excellent experience which got me jazzed about weed science. Fighting through the thorns of Russian olive groves, while picking the cheatgrass and houndstongue seeds out of my socks, I was experiencing first hand some of the impacts invasive species have. I quickly realized my discomfort was trivial to the impact these invasive weeds were having on native species.
One of the plants the Land Manager of Boulder County was most concerned about was myrtle spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites L.). Back in Colorado this creeping perennial is an A list noxious weed species...