Working Lands Factsheets

'Working Lands' describes areas in or adjacent to agriculture, whether it's row crops, forage, pasture and range, or forestry. These advisories were develope with support from USDA-NRCS, and are targeted to landowners enrolled in conservation programs such the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).
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This sheet provides a quick overview of what makes Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) such a troublesome weed, and control prescriptions suitable for sites enrolled in conservation programs.

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This sheet reviews the characteristics and control methods for multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) in conservation reserve settings.

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A concise review of the biology of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and methods to control it in conservation reserve settings.

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A brief review of the growth habits of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) and its kin, giant knotweed (Fallopia sachalinense) and the hybrid Bohemian knotweed (Fallopia bohemica).

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This factsheet provides an overview of the biology and control of the troublesome biennial weed common teasel (Dipsacus fullonum).

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Weed control in riparian forest buffers is critical to successful establishment. This factsheet reviews timings and prescriptions to suppress undesirable vegetation in newly planted buffers.