New Management Techniques for Controlling Cheatgrass
The program is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Tom Thorne/Beth Williams Habitat Management Area, said Dan Tekiela, UW Extension invasive plant ecology specialist.
"We will be looking at some of the newest technologies in cheatgrass management," said Tekiela, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Sciences. "These tools may be something ranchers could be interested in utilizing in their own practices."
Tekiela has been working with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to find alternative ways to manage an area heavily infested with cheatgrass.
Previous attempts have failed, said Tekiela.
"We have multiple trials looking at multiple herbicide options," he said.
Other topics include using drones in vegetation monitoring with a demonstration and cheatgrass effects on soil moisture. Lunch is provided.
The management area access is off Highway 34 in Sybille Canyon about 24 miles from U.S. 30 or 26 miles from Interstate 25.
Registration at http://bit.ly/2018cheatgrass is requested by July 1. Contact Tekiela at email@example.com for more information.