Plains prickly pear can be a troublesome plant on rangelands and overgrazed areas. Animals will not graze around cactus and much forage can be lost in a pasture that has a significant amount of prickly pear. Once established, it will continue to spread, particularly if overgrazing occurs. Within a couple years, cactus will be the […]
Native Grasses Prairie Sandreed Soil: Light Sandy Plains Season: Warm Description: Tall with stout rhizomatous roots, sod-forming, drought resistant Switch grass Light Soil: Alkaline, sandy to loam Season: Warm Description: Tall with strong rhizomatous roots. Large amounts of early forage. Becomes tough when mature. Sand Bluestem Soil:Light/Sandy Season: Warm Description: Tall with creeping rhizomes. Differs from Big Bluestem in its roots, […]
In the last couple weeks, we have seen some precipitation. Rapidly moving thunderstorms with intense rain for a short period has been the norm across the Pikes Peak region. Rangeland is still green in August. A word of caution: All that’s green isn’t grass. When looking over your rangeland it looks green indicating something is […]
Noxious weeds are invasive plants that require immediate attention because of their far-reaching environmental and economical impacts.