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Weed control, management, ecology, and minutia
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by Tracy Short
on June 13, 2022 at 8:33 AM
This is a very interesting article and I agree we need some site state wide and nationally and that can be shared with all the agricultural communities via the web blog to help us with determining these invasive species and tracking them. Long overdue.  
 
Thank you for this post
by Steve M Sanguinetti
on June 13, 2022 at 9:48 AM
For those of us who don't subscribe, is article going to be available elsewhere. As a retired landscaspe contractor I saw a lot of unadvisable plants being sold. At least pampas grass was useful for erosion control. I vaguely remember that a sterile cultivar was eventually available.
by Anne Schellman
on June 13, 2022 at 9:59 AM
Great information. The public sees an attractive plant and has no idea they may be contributing to economic, agricultural, and environmental problems in their area by installing these plants in their gardens. One of our Master Gardeners (in Stanislaus County) wrote a blog titled, "Invasive Beauties can be Deceiving." https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=52324  
 
She references the work done by PlantRight, an organization that has made great headway in helping stop the sale of invasive plants in the nursery trade. They also suggest alternatives the nursery (or client) can choose instead. https://plantright.org/  
 
The Statewide Master Gardener Program is involved in the nursery survey done by PlantRight, and it's exciting to see that the survey and education to nurseries is making an impact in reducing the sale of certain plants.  
 
Reading about the number of invasive plants sold online is concerning, and something that needs to be addressed. Thank you for your timely article!
 
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