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Research Project: Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Title: Medusahead management guide for the western states

Author
item Kyser, Guy - University Of California
item Ditomaso, Joseph - University Of California
item Davies, Kirk
item Smith, Brenda - Oregon State University

Submitted to: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/15/2014
Publication Date: 9/3/2014
Citation: Kyser, G.B., Ditomaso, J.M., Davies, K.W., Smith, B.S. 2014. Medusahead management guide for the western states. University of California. Weed Research and Information Center, Davis. p. 1-58. Available: http://wric.ucdavis.edu/publications/MedusaheadManagementGuide_pub_2014.pdf

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Medusahead is an exotic annual grass that is invading rangelands in the western United States. Its invasion decreases livestock forage production, degrades wildlife habitat, and reduces biodiversity. This is a comprehensive guide for management of medusahead in the western United States. This guide contains information for land managers regarding mechanical, cultural, and chemical control of medusahead and integrated management of medusahead.