June 6 Field Tour on Cheatgrass Management Research

Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) (Photo by Cassondra Skinner, USDA-NRCS Plants Database)

June 6 Field Tour on Cheatgrass Management Research

The UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center will host a field tour on cheatgrass management research on June 6.

The tour will be from 10 a.m. to noon at two study sites about 10 miles north of Scottsbluff. It will begin in the east parking lot at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff.

The tour will visit plots with research trials on new herbicide options and include discussion on the preliminary results of these trials and a question-and-answer session. A free lunch will be provided at the end of the tour.

Current research trials to be featured include:

  • comparisons of Esplanade, Matrix, and Plateau herbicide treatments at different timings and rates;
  • bio-control with a soil bacterial amendment;
  • mowing to reduce seed production; and
  • early-season grazing to manage cheatgrass.

Please RSVP by calling 307-321-5827 or emailing UNL Range and Forage Management Specialist Mitch Stephenson (mstephenson@unl.edu) by June 4 to provide for a meal count.

More Information

Cheatgrass was the first Pest of the Month feature in CropWatch. Read more about it.