Sandhills Weed Management Area

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August 2012

August is usually our hot month,  but this year it can’t be any hotter than June

and July.  All grass is brown and most weeds are green so they show up good. I

have seen some Musk Thistle showing some drought stress but all Bull Thistles

are greener than ever.

The 25th Annual Leafy Spurge working Task Force Tour and Conference was

cancelled due to the wildfires burning in the area. Some of the Region II Weed

Supers looked at the Leafy Spurge Test Plots. None of the Spurge in the check

strips showed any drought stress even where one half of the plots were hayed the

regrowth in the check strips were lush and green. Continue reading