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Posted - Mar 31 2014 :  01:44:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Charlene, I'm sure you've noticed a new variety of rose bushes taking over some of our neighbor's pastures. So far, we've only spotted one bush on our ground. The very day we spied it, we dug up every piece of its roots and burned it. If you don't catch them in the beginning, your ground will turn into a solid thicket of rose bushes in just a couple of years.

Here's a local presentation on it:

Invasive rose species are spreading rapidly on range, pasture, prairie, and CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) land in the Inland Pacific Northwest. They are displacing native and other desirable vegetation, reducing landscape diversity and causing a decline in land values.

Pamela Pavek, Conservation Agronomist with the NRCS Pullman Plant Materials Center, recently devoted several months to researching and writing about roses of our region.

On Thursday, April 3, 7:00 pm, she will present the current taxonomic classification of native and invasive roses, key identification characteristics, and methods for controlling the invasive species. Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho (between Adams and Van Buren)

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Posted - Apr 03 2014 :  1:30:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have some of those rose bushes, I think. Yikes! And, I thought they were pretty. We had NRCS come and look at our land this past week and he gave us some ideas on how to rid the land of those bushes. Digging it up and burning it sounds like a better idea than using chemicals. Probably should get out and start digging asap...who needs a health club to work out in when you have a farm??

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; A few Jersey cows; a few alpacas; a few more goats, and even more ducks and chickens
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