Invasive Species

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A prescribed burn continues to be the most economical approach to controlling Eastern red cedar trees. (Photo by Troy Walz)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Controlling Cedar Trees, Net Wrap Health Concerns

December 14, 2022
In this installment of Pasture and Forage Minute, extension educators review the most effective strategies for controlling Eastern red cedar trees, and managing net wrap and twine issues for livestock.

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A prescribed burn continues to be the most economical approach to controlling Eastern red cedar trees. (Photo by Troy Walz)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Preparing Alfalfa for Snow, Controlling Eastern Red Cedar Trees

December 13, 2021
Extension educators discuss the importance of snow cover to alfalfa and how to prepare your fields for Mother Nature's insulation, and using prescribed burning to control Eastern red cedar trees in Nebraska.

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Common mullein

Common Mullein Control: Herbicide Choice and Application Timing

October 7, 2020
Effective weed control in range, pasture, and CRP depends on selectivity and timing. In selecting an herbicide for common mullein control, there are a lot of options.

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Phragmites growing along the Platte River in Nebraska

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Phragmites

June 8, 2020
The non-native species originated in Europe and was introduced into the United States along the east coast in the early 19th century. Today, non-native phragmites can be found over much of North America.

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invasive musk thistle

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Musk Thistle

May 20, 2020
Musk thistle is a non-native biennial forb but can behave occasionally as an annual. It reproduces/spreads from seed and is a prolific seed producer.

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field bindweed

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Field Bindweed

May 4, 2020
Field bindweed is also known as small bindweed, European bindweed, and Creeping Jenny Management and control of field bindweed is difficult due to its extensive root system and long life of the seeds. Depleting the root reserves of the plant and reducing sprouting is key to successful management.

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Canada thistle plant

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Canada Thistle

April 22, 2020
Canada thistle is a designated noxious weed under the Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Weed Program. Prevention is the best and cheapest management option.

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Scotch thistle in a pasture

Invasive Scotch Thistle Weed has Staying Power

April 11, 2019
Scotch thistle, which can now be found throughout much of North America, is an invasive weed from Eurasia threatening areas along rivers in western Nebraska. Early control efforts are essential to management.

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