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. .
03/01/2018 - Using Goats To Fight Invasive Species
02/15/2018 - Cheatgrass spraying from air is in works
01/16/2018 - Bacteria enlisted to battle cheatgrass
07/26/2017 - Help rid Fort Collins of noxious weeds
07/14/2016 - Move over cheatgrass, here comes wiregrass