In addition to efforts to predict high-risk areas for cheatgrass, researchers at the University of Wyoming are developing a better understanding of management thresholds to optimize treatment effectiveness. The team is also playing a central role in developing a rapid-response strategy for two newly-documented invasive grasses in Wyoming (medusahead and ventenata). This is the first occurrence of these species in the Great Plains ecoregion, and proactive management actions may help to minimize widespread negative economic and ecological impacts around the state and region.
NIFA supports this research through the Hatch Act.
Contact: Brian A Mealor, University of Wyoming.
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