Powder River Examiner -

Noxious Weed Ventenata Threatens Rangeland


October 3, 2019

Courtesy PR Extension Service

What if the first person in Powder River County that had a leafy spurge plant back in the 1950's knew what it was, recognized its ability to invade and sprayed/pulled/dug and destroyed it? And, then warned all the surrounding landowners about it?

We have received such a warning, regarding the grassy weed Ventenata, according to Mary Rumph, Powder River Extension Agent.

In the last two weeks, Ventenata has been discovered south of Ekalaka. The size of the infestations have yet to be determined, according to Jesse Scott, Carter County Weed Supervisor. Pr...

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