Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Lindsey Bona-Eggeman
Missoula County Weeds District 

Ventenata - An annual pain in the grass


Jane Mangold, MSU Extension

Ventenata infestation.

A new annual invasive grass is on the horizon, literally. Just down the highway from the town of Seeley Lake, Ventenata dubia is taking hold along our roadways.

Though Ventenata is newly arriving in our corner of the county, it is increasingly becoming widespread in the state of Montana. New populations are being identified every summer and current populations seem to be moving/growing at a rapid pace. Land managers around the West are reporting this invasive grass to be more challenging to manage and more aggressive then cheatgrass. Implications of this tough to manage invasive grass are...

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