Author Archives: Grassland Restoration Network blog editor Bill Kleiman

Managing invasive cattails by Nathan Herbert

Nathan Herbert Managing wetland habitat inevitably involves controlling cattails. Recovering a wetland from a well-established cattail colony is a 5-to-10-year project that requires persistence and multiple herbicide application methods. In colonies with a high density of cats, a two person … Continue reading

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GRN Workshop Registration deadlines!

The link below has the agenda and workshop registration. Friday, July 26, is the last day for the discounted block of hotel rooms. Remember to book a hotel room if you need one. The field trips are filling up fast. … Continue reading

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GRN Workshop Registration Open!

The link below has the agenda and workshop registration.  Remember to book a hotel room if you need one.  Kudos to Mike Hansen for coordinating the workshop! Grassland Restoration Network 2019 Workshop  

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Weed spade a mighty tool

Below I am carrying a bottle of broadleaf herbicide in a nail pouch and a “Parsnip Predator” weed spade.  This weed spade is offered by The Prairie Enthusiasts.  They have a nice description online.  The spade is light weight and … Continue reading

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Prairie seed planting machines

by Bill Kleiman, Nachusa Grasslands I first saw a picture of an old pull-behind seeder Chris Helzer was using in Nebraska and I started looking for one.  We now have three of these drop seeders.  If you buy one get … Continue reading

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Control of reed canary grass

By Bryon Walters, Conservation Contractor, near Mendota Illinois In early Spring 2018, I wanted to reduce Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) in a very nice, perpetually wet seep area. This area in late May will be solid Skunk Cabbage, Marsh … Continue reading

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Siberian elm controlled by basal bark herbicide

20% garlon 4 in basal bark oil sprayed at the base of invasive Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila, kills these small elm trees growing in our prairie planting.  Above is one dead elm.  There is a small ring of dead, or … Continue reading

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