UW Students Publish New 'Wyoming Weed Watchlist'

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UW Students Publish New 'Wyoming Weed Watchlist' (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
UW Students Publish New 'Wyoming Weed Watchlist' (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The University of Wyoming extension office has released a new publication recommending residents freely whack certain types of invasive weeds before they take root. The “Wyoming Weed Watchlist” is a new field guide that helps gardeners identify 24 different types of weeds found in the Cowboy State, from purple star thistle to the Syrian bean-caper.

Extension weed specialist and assistant professor at UW Brian Mealor says the student-produced publication will help make early detection efforts easier, making sure certain invasive species do not become widely spread.

But as warmer weather starts to settle in, weeds aren't the only pests making their homes in gardens. Extension Educator, Scott Hininger, explains what greenthumbs across the state are likely to encounter when it comes to the more common pests and weeds.

The weed watchlist is available for free as a download at http://www.wyomingextension.org/..., or purchased as a hard copy for $8.

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