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A SURGICAL APPROACH TO PHRAGMITES CONTROL

by Bryon Walters Phragmites australis, Common or Giant Reed, can be a very problematic invasive in wetlands and wet prairies. If left unchecked, it can form large monoculture, impenetrable jungles 6-10’ high. Usually nothing else will grow under the dense … Continue reading

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Registration open for September 15 virtual GRN sponsored workshop

Here is the Event Brite registration for this free workshop: https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/Jar5CBBXvgIZQJGjIz7dZ5?domain=eventbrite.com

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Does over-seeding prairie plantings work?

By Bill Kleiman, Project Director of Nachusa Grasslands, The Nature Conservancy Have you planted seed into an already established prairie planting, trying to increase floral diversity?  You had that warm hopeful feeling. Those tiny seeds in your hand soon to … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Growing Through Change: Sourcing Climate-Resilient Seed in Ecological Restoration

Join us on September 15, 2020 for a virtual conversation about the importance of sourcing seed for ecological restoration with climate resilience in mind. All are welcome to join this virtual version of the Grassland Restoration Network annual meeting Short … Continue reading

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Rapid Assessment Monitoring, a video

By:  Julianne Mason, Restoration Program Coordinator, Forest Preserve District of Will County Stewards are busy people.  Fire work, weed work, seed harvesting, brush thinning. How can you also find time to assess how your restorations are coming along? Watch our … Continue reading

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Sweet clover control

By Bill Kleiman, Nachusa Grasslands, TNC In Nebraska, Chris Helzer of TNC, does no or little work against sweet clover.  Perhaps Nebraska is  dry enough that yellow and white sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis and M alba) are there but not … Continue reading

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A simple experiment on birdsfoot trefoil

by Bill Kleiman, Nachusa Grasslands, TNC I often carry in my truck a spray bottle of herbicide that is 20% garlon 4 in mineral oil, a basal bark herbicide.  I use this on various brush I see during the summer.  … Continue reading

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Weed management tips

By Bill Kleiman, Nachusa Grasslands Project Director, TNC The photo below shows a nail pouch that clips to my belt.  Those are king devil flower heads in there.  I pluck the heads and spray the basal rosettes.  This is easy … Continue reading

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When to manage against an invasive plant

Because one project is spraying invasive birdsfoot trefoil does that mean I should too? How to approach this question for birdsfoot trefoil, or any invasive plant. First gather information about an assumed invasive plant.  Look up websites, talk to managers … Continue reading

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Using images to summarize a restoration project

We get so busy doing conservation that we often don’t report out on the work we accomplish.  Or we create a dry report and wonder if anyone reads it.  I was recently involved with a brush mowing project where we … Continue reading

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