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Noble News and Views: May 2020

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Growing-Season Burns Improve Winter Forage Quality

Growing-season prescribed burns offer land managers the opportunity to extend their burning season to manage brush encroachment and improve forage quality.

What You Should Be Monitoring on Native Rangelands in May

May is a good time to monitor rainfall, grazing utilization and invasive species, as well as to prepare for stockpiling. 

Invasive Plants Are a Threat to Agriculture

Some of the most serious invasive plants in the Great Plains are the old world bluestems (i.e. yellow, Caucasian, plains, King Ranch, B. Dahl), sericea lespedeza, eastern redcedar, musk thistle, Bradford or callery pear, and salt cedar.

Think Before Putting Fish, Plants, Water and More in a Pond

Inappropriate organisms, or the microscopic hitchhikers on them, intentionally released in associated water or on equipment can create havoc in a pond, such as harming desired fish populations, introducing diseases or establishing invasive species.