Yellow starthistle, a native of the Mediterranean
region, arrived in this country in 1869 as a
contaminant in alfalfa seed. It is a strong invader of
disturbed areas, rangelands, and roadsides and thrives
in areas of summer drought. A yellow starthistle invasion will
reduce biodiversity by choking out native plants....
No-till pasture renovation can increase the quality and forage yield of
underproductive pastures. Decreased erosion, lower costs, and less lost
grazing time are advantages of no-till renovation compared to conventional
renovation. Unwanted vegetation is first controlled with herbicides to decrease
competition for introduced orchardgrass. Two field trials were conducted using...