UNL CropWatch Dec. 4, 2009 -- New Method Measures Water Use by Invasive Plants

UNL CropWatch Dec. 4, 2009 -- New Method Measures Water Use by Invasive Plants

A new method for determining how much water is used by invasive plant species along the North Platte River will be the topic of a December 11 seminar at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

"Satellite Based Energy Balance for Mapping Riparian Evapotranspiration" is the topic of the presentation, which will start at 3:15 p.m. in the Bluestem Room at the Center. The public is welcome.

Gary Stone, extension educator at the Panhandle Center, will describe how UNL researchers developed the new method and will use it to determine the amount of water used by Russian olive, salt cedar (tamarisk), and thistles.

The data from this research can be used to help landowners and policy makers with land, water, and habitat management decisions.

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