|JOHNSON, DUSTIN - Oregon State University|
Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/23/2015
Publication Date: 6/15/2015
Citation: Davies, K.W., Johnson, D.D. 2015. Limiting medusahead invasion and impacts in the great basin. United States Forest Service. Great Basin Factsheet Series. Number 2. 3 p.
Technical Abstract: Medusahead is an exotic annual grass negatively impacting Great Basin rangelands. The purpose of this management brief is to provide managers with strategies to reduce the spread and impact of medusahead. We identify three primary tactics to limiting medusahead invasion and subsequent negative impacts: 1) reduce seed dispersal, 2) maintain or increase plant community resistance to invasion, and 3) early detection and eradication of new infestations in non-invaded areas. We detail strategies to implementing the three primary tactics to limit medusahead invasion and impacts.