Great Basin Fire Science Exchange 2018 Webinar Series

March 13, 2018

Moving the Needle on Cheatgrass: Putting What We Know Into Practice

This webinar series will provide information on integrated management approaches using specific strategies and proven tools. (Link)


Achieving targeted grazing goals

January 23, 2018

Targeted grazing involves the use of specific kinds of livestock to reduce populations of certain targeted plant species and enhance the growth of the more desired plants. The knowledge base for targeted grazing has been increasing for decades and supports the use of planned grazing in addressing critical natural resource problems that exist around the globe. Animal production practices and other logistics may place constraints on how targeted grazing can be applied, therefore it is important to understand how the benefits from this practice will change due to the components of the targeted grazing strategy. (Full Article)

By Doug Warnock For the Capital Press

Western Innovator: Bacteria enlisted to battle cheatgrass

January 2, 2018

The study focuses on applying certain bacteria to cheatgrass and medusahead to inhibit the plants’ root growth. “Applying bacteria isn’t a magic bullet but one of several tools that could be used to help restore land with native vegetation,” he says. “A systemic approach is the ticket. We need to combine what we learn from this research with grazing patterns and protecting the vigor of desirable native species.” (Full Article)

By Dianna Troyer For the Capital Press

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