Invasive Weeds

Fall Weed Bulletin

Fall Weed Bulletin. Well, this drought is good for something. And that is: slowing down the invasive weeds–the plants that have a tendency to take over and create a monoculture stand because they have no natural predators here. Many are looking pretty stressed right now, like the rest of the plants. Grown tall and left […]

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Nurturing our native pollinators

Hi Gold Hill Neighbors,  Gold Hill residents for decades have cared about helping to restore and conserve our mountain habitat. Modern science has shown that if we nurture our native pollinators, this can happen. Our Gold Hill School has already taken the lead on this topic in the school system.  If you are interested in learning more about this for yourself and to share with neighbors, or to join the group of people already coming together to investigate this interesting topic, please contact me.  Part of managing for pollinators is managing the dominant weeds that reduce native plant diversity. Native pollinators depend on native plants and vice versa.   There is a wide range of pollinator-friendly management options in use, which I’ve compiled for the weed management part of a book on pollinators. Please contact me for information on these management options for your weeds.   Looking forward to hearing from you, Pam Sherman      pamsher123@gmail.com

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Relationship with Weeds: Some Uses and Management Methods

Hi, Here is the pdf on weed mgmt.  https://relationshipwithweeds.wordpress.com/ When you get to the site, scroll down on the down arrow at the bottom of the screen and click on “Download pdf.” You just look up your weed and if you want more ideas on control methods, you look in the Methods section. Or you […]

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Weed Info from Susan

Herbicide and Sprayers for Canada thistle. Karen Simmons and Susan Fernalld sprayed the Canada thistle in the big patch cut on the town meadow in June.  They used an herbicide called Milestone which targets thistles and knapweeds. Three herbicide sprayers owned by the town are available for controlling noxious thistles and knapweeds (non-natives that take […]

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Revegetate with Native Grasses

The best defense against weeds–land covered with healthy vegetation The good news since the Fourmile Canyon fire is that most native grass and forbs will come back on their own in two to three years.  The bad news is that, where there were small incursions of noxious weeds before the fire, they will expand their […]

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Noxious weeds: What are they, and why do we care?

(reprinted with permission from Colorado Weed Management Association) Non-native and Unchallenged What distinguishes noxious weeds from other plants is that they are not native to the United States, and they grow unchecked by natural predators and enemies such as insects or diseases. In their native environment, these forces prevent the plant from becoming a problem. […]

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How to control weeds

Carpe weedum: Seize the weeds! (Weed ‘em and reap; leave ‘em and weep.) By Irene Shonle, Colorado State University Extension The success of controlling weeds depends on three things – knowing your weeds, knowing which control method to use, and being persistent. In this article, you’ll find the basic information on different methods of control, […]

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Links and Contacts for Weed Information

Boulder County Weed Manager: Steve Sauer Boulder County Parks and Open Space Weed Coordinator 5201 St. Vrain Rd. Longmont, Co. 80503 Office: 303/678-6110 Mobile: 303/829-9862 303 678-6110 ssauer@co.boulder.co.us Susan Basabe, Boulder County Planning and Zoning inspector for unincorporated Boulder County and Boulder County Parks and Open Space: 303 441-3930, sbasabe@co.boulder.co.us) Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Biological […]

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