April 9th we had our ifrst significant spring moisture, 1 1/2 inches plus, which
should be enough moisture to get the weeds growing. Spring gives us a chance
to check our Fall Spray Program which was a challange last year with the
drought stressed plants. The Musk Thistle, we know all green rossettes
would have been killed and with a good residual herbicide any new plants
sprouting will be done
The Leafy Spurge may be a different story. Continue reading
August is usually our hot month, but this year it can’t be any hotter than June
and July. All grass is brown and most weeds are green so they show up good. I
have seen some Musk Thistle showing some drought stress but all Bull Thistles
are greener than ever.
The 25th Annual Leafy Spurge working Task Force Tour and Conference was
cancelled due to the wildfires burning in the area. Some of the Region II Weed
Supers looked at the Leafy Spurge Test Plots. None of the Spurge in the check
strips showed any drought stress even where one half of the plots were hayed the
regrowth in the check strips were lush and green. Continue reading
Did anyone read the June Post on this site?????
I have not heard any response from it ! ! !
The phone has been busy and the Garfield County
Weed Super has been busier. Noxious weeds are
healthy indeed- despite the dry conditions.
Just a reminder about the Leafy Spurge Conference Continue reading
The Spring weed war is under way a few weeks early. Musk Thistle are starting to
bolt. It will not be long before we need to switch Herbicide from Rozzette Stage
to Bolting stage.
Leafy Spurge is from flower stage to ….just coming up. Most of the Leafy Spurge
that was sprayed last fall with a good product is not showing up this spring
which cheapens up the spring control cost and leaves more time
to control new patches.
With a months head start on the spring work, Continue reading