Biocontrol Of Noxious Weeds On The Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area From 2003 To 2017

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Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.), a perennial plant species native to Europe and Asia, has become a serious problem for ranchers and land managers in the Northwestern United States. Several biological agents were implemented to reduce the infestation of this invader. In our region about 65% of the infestation is controlled. Jeff is going to present his results and experiences on this still hot topic.

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Jeff Copeland earned an M.S. in Earth Science from MSU. He has years of experience in weed management, including weed mapping, vegetation monitoring, and biocontrol of noxious weeds with insects. Jeff worked on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area and throughout the Upper Clark Fork and Deerlodge Valley since 2003.