Reno Cheatgrass & Medusahead Mgmt Workshop

Cheatgrass & Medusahead Management Workshop-Reno, NV (Sept. 30, 2010)
Below are some of the presentations, including video and pdfs of powerpoints, from the workshop.

Roger Sheley  

Overview of Ecologically-based Invasive Plant Management (26:56)

Dr. Roger Sheley, USDA-ARS Ecologist, Area-wide Project Coordinator, gives a brief overview of the EBIPM Area-wide project, which focuses on using science-based solutions and a systematic thinking and planning process to focus on treating the causes of the weed invasion rather than continuing to treat the symptoms.

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Joe DiTomaso  

Biology and Ecology of Cheatgrasss and Medusahead (29:49)

Dr. Joe DiTomaso, UC Davis Weed Specialist, presents an overview of the biology and ecology of cheatgrass and medusahead including their role as landscape transformers, their seeds, germination, establishment and maturity, soil factors, competion, reproduction and basic principles to managing annual grasses.

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Roger Sheley  

Overview of Cheatgrass Control Options (29:21)

Dr. Roger Sheley, USDA-ARS Ecologist, Area-wide Project Coordinator, presents an overview of managing cheatgrass using the EBIPM Model to design an integrated management plan to treat the causes of the cheatgrass invasion, thereby increasing chances of success. 

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Joe DiTomaso  

Overview of Medusahead Control Options (27:21)

Dr. Joe DiTomaso, UC Davis Weed Specialist, provides the pros and cons of medusahead control options including mechanical control (mowing & tillage), cultural control (grazing, prescribed burning, & competitive revegetation) and chemical control (herbicide options, timings, rates, and results).

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View Dr. DiTomaso's demonstration area work including his latest poster "Timing of low rates of Glyphosate for control of Medusahead in Sagebrush Scrub"