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Posts Tagged: natural areas

Giant hogweed in the news

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Invasive plants don't get much coverage in the news, especially at the state and national level.  As I've argued previously, this lack of media attention is a problem when it comes to motivating the public and political players into proactively...

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 4:46 PM
Tags: cowparsnip (1), hogweed (1), media (1), natural areas (3), news (1), poisonous (1), toxic (1), wildlands (2)

New biological control agent targeting arundo released and established in Delta watersheds

Arundo damaged by armored scale

The giant invasive grass arundo (Arundo donax), one of the weeds targeted under the USDA-ARS-funded Delta Region Areawide Aquatic Weed Project (DRAAWP), has been re-acquainted with one of its natural enemies imported from arundo's native range. A tiny...

Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 2:41 PM
Tags: aquatic (2), aquatic weeds (2), natural areas (3)

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...

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