Cheatgrass challenge

Wyoming Restoration Challenge:  Cheatgrass

University of Wyoming Extension weed specialist Brian Mealor started the Wyoming Restoration Challenge to rid land cheatgrass and other weeds, and restore the pasture into a more productive and diverse plant community.  Teams were assigned a quarter-acre plot of pasture at the UW James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle, WY.  Each team developed and implement a plan to meet the land management goals for each team’s site. The challenge started April 2015 and concluded July 2017 with judging on weed/cheatgrass control, plant diversity, forage production, education and outreach, and scalability. (full article)