Exotic Pest Reporting
Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org
Cheatgrass; Downy brome
Cheatgrass; Downy brome (Bromus tectorum) is an invasive plant of Southern Europe, Africa amd Asia. It was first detected in New York and Pennsylvania in 1861.
Cheatgrass displaces native vegetation. It outcompetes the seedlings of native and desirable species for soil moisture. Cheatgrass changes the frequency, extent, and timing of wildfires. .
07/14/2016 - Move over cheatgrass, here comes wiregrass
06/04/2015 - Cheatgrass is causing big problems for pets