Hoary tansyaster is an early colonizer of rangelands and disturbed sites. It is commonly found on roadsides and gravel pits competing with invasive plants such as cheatgrass and knapweed species. It can be planted to enhance species diversity in rangeland seedings throughout the western U.S.
On a day where caretakers dutifully trim the grass and care for the approximately 200,000 headstones marking the final resting place of veterans and their families, three plant specialists with the USDA’s NRCS begin work in the southeast portion of the national cemetery.
Pollinators play a key role in our nation’s food supply, but despite their value, many pollinator species are in trouble.
Since work began with big sacaton (Sporobolus wrightii) in 1980, the Los Lunas Plant Materials Center recognized the potential of this native grass species as a plant material that could be used for conservation issues.
Plant Materials Centers are working to select plants and provide recommendations on plants which will enhance pollinator populations throughout the growing season.
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Cover Crops and Soil Health
Common Weeds/Malezas Comunes
Indigenous Stewardship Methods
People's Gardens at PMCs
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