Tarweed taking over
Live at 3400 ft in Umpqua foothills. Have oak and meadows. Huge increase in tarweed in our meadow this year. Try to keep meadow natural and have not seeded or fertilized. Not enough water source to irrigate. We do mo for fire protection. Have free range cattle that have been very hard on land and pull up most of good green grass. Trying to fence out cattle. Try not to spray because have honey bees and don't want to kill them or taint honey. Try to mow down before they flower and seed but totally out of control with tarweed. Need help! Would overseeding with meadow grass and fertilizer this fall and spring help? Is there something I can spray that will not harm bees?
Meadow for wildlife and our enjoyment.