Park Valley Cheatgrass
Utah State University Research
This project is studying ways to combat cheatgrass infested areas in the Great Basin. It is also an Ecologically Based Integrated Pest Management (EBIPM) Demonstration Areas. In conjunction USDA-ARS and USU, scientists are evaluating of the effects of targeted grazing, prescribed fire, and herbicide on rangeland seeding success and on dynamic soil properties. (click here for further details). Seeding of crested wheatgrass, Siberian wheatgrass, Russion wildrye, forage kochia and Great Basin wildrye was done in fall of 2009. Data are currently being analyzed.
Northern Utah SRM Tour
June 2nd: Park Valley, UT: Tour of Ecologically Based Integrated Pest Management Demonstration Areas (USDA ARS Area-Wide Project); and ranch of Lance Westmoreland (Rancher of the Year). For registration and more information click here.
2011 EBIPM Field School - Park Valley, Utah -- Sponsored by the Western Society of Weed Science
The Ecologically-based Invasive Plant Management Field School provides a unique, hands-on and in-the-field educational opportunity for land and resource managers facing infestations of invasive plants. One of five demonstration areas of the Area-wide Project, ongoing field work and research is focused on establishing a weed prevention area, characterizing historical ecology, reducing cheatgrass and other invasive species and re-establishing a native plant community through implementation of EBIPM. See the flyer
Field School Dates: September 13-15, 2011 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Location: In the field at Park Valley, Utah:
To learn more about the EBIPM Field School and the availability of producer scholarships, email Brenda Smith (Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org).