Cheatgrass control in rangeland

Asked January 26, 2016, 5:13 PM EST

Are there any new methods to eradicate cheatgrass on native rangelands? I have used Plateau before with a lot of native grass damage.

Park County Wyoming

1 Response

HI and thanks for your question!
Here is a link to a great resource on all things Cheatgrass Management. http://www.wyoextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1246.pdf
The herbicide list is on pg. 70 but as you found, there is varying success. Timing and application rates are absolutely key to preventing damage to desirable grasses.
They are working on new biological controls but are still in the testing phases.
Best of luck and let me know if you have more questions!