Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tarweed

At one of the fields that we share for grazing sheep, tarweed becomes a problem every summer (right about now). It smells bad, it gets sticky stuff in the dog's fur that is hard to wash out, and the sticky stuff itself attracts every bit of dust that then clings to dogs and people alike.

Here is an article on Managing Tarweed, from UC Davis. This article promotes mowing in late summer as an effective method to reduce tarweed. We are wondering if anyone has tried this, with any success. If you have mowed tarweed and found it to be reduced, leave me a comment, please!


Tarweed (BLM.gov photo)

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