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Can you afford NOT to treat invasive annual grasses on your farm or ranch?

Grasses HeaderInvasive annual grasses like cheatgrass, medusahead and ventenata can impact forage production and create a fire prone monoculture of weeds. If left untreated, they can stifle native plant diversity and reduce the health of your livestock and your soil. Treating infestations early on can save you money in the long run. Knowing when to treat, and the costs and benefits involved, can help you make informed decisions.

This infographic summarizes findings in a 2017 report by  the Natural Resources Conservation Service on financial gains and losses associated with treating invasive annual grasses in Eastern Oregon.

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Report: Economics of Annual Grass Control in Eastern Oregon, 2017

Cheatgrass. Photo courtesy of Intermountain Herbarium.

Pictured: Cheatgrass.

Photo couresty of Intermountain Herbarium.



Lakeitha Ruffin
Agricultural Economist
NRCS Oregon
Phone: 503-414-3282