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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Areawide Pest Managment Program for Annual Grasses in the Great Basin Ecosystem

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Project Number: 0500-00044-032-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: Oct 01, 2012
End Date: Oct 01, 2014

Objective:
1) Assess the extent and impacts of cheatgrass/medusahead and their management on ecosystems; 2) Demonstrate state-of-the-art management strategies; 3) Conduct research to overcome barriers to the project's success, enhance the project, and fill information-gaps; 4) Provide education and technology transfer to those managing land in the Great Basin; and 5) Create decision-support products and tools that will have a sustained impact on managing cheatgrass/medusahead in the Great Basin and surrounding ecosystems into the future.

Approach:
We will achieve this objective by combining the principles and concepts of EBIPM with state-of-the-art site-specific management of cheatgrass and medusahead infested rangeland and apply these strategies in 2-3 key watersheds in California, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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