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Delta Conservancy seeking partners for Arundo control and habitat restoration in the Delta

Figure 7. Habitat restoration work in progress at the Emigh R. Livestock / Ulatis Creek Arundo control and habitat enhancement project site. SRCD staff are broadcast-seeding the restoration site with native forbs and grasses using all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

Arundo donax is devastating to riparian habitat and becoming increasingly widespread in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta. To counter this growing problem, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy (Delta Conservancy) envisions a delta-wide,...

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Cheatgrass: How many impacts can one species have?

Dense cheatgrass seedlings in alfalfa/orchardgrass field

There was a post written a few months ago by Rebecca Ozeran entitled “A Tale of Two Grasses,” describing her experiences with cheatgrass and contrasting its characteristics with another invasive annual, medusahead. It was an excellently...

Posted on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 6:00 AM
Tags: cheatgrass (3), fire (2), Hay (1), invasive grass (5), Weeds (64)

Grazing & revegetation for suppression of barb goatgrass and medusahead

Hopland in early spring, when grasses are tillering.

Elise Gornish, Josh Davy, Travis Bean, and I are testing the use of sheep for management of late-season invasive annual grasses. This trial is taking place at five sites at the Hopland Research and Extension Center – two with barb goatgrass, two...

Hopland in early spring, when grasses are tillering.
Hopland in early spring, when grasses are tillering.

Hopland in early spring, when grasses are tillering.

Sheep having a square meal (18 m x 18 m of goatgrass).
Sheep having a square meal (18 m x 18 m of goatgrass).

Sheep having a square meal (18 m x 18 m of goatgrass).

Grazing was sufficient to prevent invasives from going to seed.
Grazing was sufficient to prevent invasives from going to seed.

Grazing was sufficient to prevent invasives from going to seed.

The research sheep were heavily guarded.
The research sheep were heavily guarded.

The research sheep were heavily guarded.

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:43 AM

Arundo in the news

Arundo (giant cane)

There is already a wall on our southern border, apparently, made of arundo (giant cane). This NY Times feature discusses US - Mexico cooperation in tackling the giant grass. Great pictures, too. Arundo is also a big deal in California. Locally, it is...

Arundo (giant cane)
Arundo (giant cane)

Arundo (giant cane)

Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4:24 PM

Medusahead ecology + control presentation available for free download!

Medusahead growth

Medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) is an invasive annual winter grass that currently infests 17 western US states, causing massive economic and environmental damage. One of the biggest challenges associated with Medusahead control is providing...

Medusahead growth
Medusahead growth

Medusahead growth

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:15 AM
  • Author: Elise S Gornish
 
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