Invasive Plant Inventory and Early Detection Prioritization Tool

Invasive Plant Inventory and Early Detection Prioritization Tool

Utah State University partnered with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to conduct invasive plant prioritization workshops and inventories on selected National Wildlife Refuges across the United States. A result of this partnership is the Invasive Plant Inventory and Early Detection Prioritization Tool (IPIEDT) and associated user's guide.  READ MORE

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The National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020

The National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020

The National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020 (PDF, 12MB) promotes the use of native plant materials to restore plant communities and support healthy ecosystems. The National Seed Strategy, a collaboration between 12 federal agencies and over 300 non-federal partners is led by the Bureau of Land Management.

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Managed Pollinator Protection Plan Status

Managed Pollinator Protection Plan Status

The Pollinator Protection Initiative Task Force charged the Environmental Protection Agency to identify a process to evaluate the impact of pesticides on pollinators, develop plans to manage pollinators and enhance pollinator habitat. As a result, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture began developing State Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3). 

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First report: spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe) resistance to auxinic herbicides

Spotted knapweed is a prohibited noxious weed that is primarily controlled with auxinic herbicides. A population collected from a managed rangeland in East Kootenay, BC, was highly resistant to both clopyralid and picloram, with R/S ratios of >25 600 and 28, respectively. This is the first report of resistance in spotted knapweed.

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Aerial application of clopyralid demonstrates little drift potential and low toxicity to toads

By Joseph DiTomaso , UC Davis; Jessica R. Miller, UC Davis; Guy B. Kyser, UC Davis; Art W. Hazebrook, Fort Hunter Liggett; Joel Trumbo, Rancho Cordova; David Valcore, Indianapolis; Vanelle F. Carrithers, Indianapolis IN California Agriculture 58(3):154-158. July 01, 2004

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