Invasive Species Management
Leafy spurge has invaded this Minnesota pasture, outcompeting the desired grasses/legumes and reducing productivity. Photo MDA.
Invasive species management involves specialized weed management strategies to suppress invasive plant species on grazing land, conservation land and biologically diverse natural areas.
Invasive plant species grow and reproduce rapidly, causing major changes in vegetative cover wherever they become established. Left unchecked, "invasives" can overtake desirable plants and significantly degrade grasslands, wetlands and woodlands.
Guidance from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service
See contacts for specific programs that fund this practice in the side-by-side payment comparison or contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District