Cheating cheatgrass: New research to combat a wily invasive weed

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This study discusses the potential of a fungus naturally associated with these Bromus species, which is lethal to the plants’ soil-banked dormant seeds. Study findings open the way to a commercial biocontrol product that may be capable of safely eliminating the seed bank of persistent invasive grasses. Biocontrol could be used in conjunction with other weed control measures and conservation strategies to make sagebrush-steppe lands less susceptible to reinvasion.

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