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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of a Decision-support System for the Ecologically-based Management of Cheatgrass- and Medusahead-infested Rangeland

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Title: A working ranch with an effective medusahead management program

Authors
item Smith, Brenda
item Sheley, Roger
item Bingham, Brett

Submitted to: Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: January 21, 2011
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
Citation: Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L., Bingham, B.S. 2011. A working ranch with an effective medusahead management program. Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center. DVD.

Interpretive Summary: Since 2005, ranchers Ben and Barbara McGough of the Circle Bar Ranch in Mitchell, OR have been implementing ecologically-based invasive plant management (EBIPM) for extensive infestations of the invasive annual grass, medusahead on their property. This video details the scope of the problem, the impact medusahead was having on the ranch production goals and how they have used EBIPM to develop site specific treatments to restore medusahead infested fields. Having a case study in EBIPM that land managers who are challenged with invasive annual grass infestations substantiates the effectiveness of this decision framework to manage invasive annual grasses.

Technical Abstract: Since 2005, ranchers Ben and Barbara McGough of the Circle Bar Ranch in Mitchell, OR have been implementing ecologically-based invasive plant management (EBIPM) for extensive infestations of the invasive annual grass, medusahead on their property. This video details the scope of the problem, the impact medusahead was having on the ranch production goals and how they have used EBIPM to develop site specific treatments to restore medusahead infested fields. Having a case study in EBIPM that land managers who are challenged with invasive annual grass infestations substantiates the effectiveness of this decision framework to manage invasive annual grasses.

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