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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: THE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF MEDUSAHEAD IN THE GREAT BASIN AND SURROUNDING ECOSYSTEMS

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Title: A working ranch with an effective medusahead program

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

Submitted to: Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2010
Publication Date: July 15, 2010
Repository URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10113/46511
Citation: Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L., Bingham, B.S. 2010. A working ranch with an effective medusahead program. Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center. p.1-4.

Interpretive Summary: For EBIPM to be successfully adopted, producers need examples of where the method has been applied with positive results. The objective of this bulletin, which describes the management plan developed on a central Oregon ranch, is to provide ranchers a perspective on the actual treatments and level of commitment to restoring medusahead-infested land and to encourage prevention strategies. The bulletin details the approach taken to manage medusahead, the treatments applied and their cost and the successes and failures of various treatments. This bulletin is intended to demonstrate that success is possible through persistent, integrated treatments on rangelands.

Technical Abstract: For EBIPM to be successfully adopted, producers need examples of where the method has been applied with positive results. The objective of this bulletin, which describes the management plan developed on a central Oregon ranch, is to provide ranchers a perspective on the actual treatments and level of commitment to restoring medusahead-infested land and to encourage prevention strategies. The bulletin details the approach taken to manage medusahead, the treatments applied and their cost and the successes and failures of various treatments. This bulletin is intended to demonstrate that success is possible through persistent, integrated treatments on rangelands.

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