Western Innovator: Bacteria enlisted to battle cheatgrass

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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