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Posts Tagged: Rangeland Weeds

Research Spotlight: Using Phenology to Help in the Fight Against Invasives

Figure 1. Medusahead and barb goatgrass with other commonly co-occurring annual grasses. Left to right: Barb goatgrass, jointed goatgrass, hare barley, medusahead, ripgut brome, soft brome. Photo: J. Davy.

Medusahead and barb goatgrass are two harmful invasive annual grasses in California that have caused problems for ranchers and land managers since their introduction. UC researchers have made significant advances in developing and understanding...

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:16 PM
  • Author: Philip Brownsey

Research Spotlight: Understanding Invasive Weeds

Cattle among medusahead  at SFREC

As many know all too well, invasive plants are one of the greatest threats to rangelands due to competition with native species, reduced forage quality for livestock and wildlife, and multiple other ecological factors. One particular invasive grass known...

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 12:26 PM
  • Contributor: Maddison Easley
  • Contributor: Nikolai Schweitzer
  • Contributor: Erica Spotswood

Research Spotlight: Medusahead Demography

4009- Effects of defoliation and habitat on medusahead demography The winter annual grass Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski, commonly known as medusahead, is one of the most dominant invasive range species in the West. Despite a broad understanding...

Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM
  • Contributor: Elise Gornish
Tags: Invasive Species (6), Medusahead (8), Rangeland Management (27), Rangeland Weeds (7), Research (24), SFREC (72), UCANR (44), Video (7)

Prescribed Burn to Manage Rangelands

Prescribed Burn

At the end of May trained SFREC staff along with members of Cal Fire conducted a prescribed burn to manage vegetation on the center. There are many advantages to conducting a burn rather than other management practices. These advantages include the...

Posted on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM
  • Author: Ben Granholm

SFREC medusahead barb goatgrass forum is a success!

Ken Tate talks about these invasive grasses on the field tour.

On November 5th SFREC held a day-long forum on two of the most serious rangeland weeds confronting the California rangeland community. Over 110 people from a diverse background, experience and interests in these weeds attended this event. For many,...

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6:49 PM
  • Author: Jeremy James
Tags: Barb Goatgrass (4), Education (37), medusahead (8), Outreach (43), Ranchers (30), Rangeland Management (27), Rangeland Weeds (7), Research (24), SFREC (72), UCANR (44), Workshop (21)

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