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Webinar: Ventenata Identification, Impacts, and Management Options
April 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CDT
Ventenata (Ventenata dubia) is one of the most recent troublesome invasive plant species to affect range, pasture, and wild lands of the Intermountain Pacific Northwest and Northern Great Plains of the U.S. This presentation will cover biology, ecology, and management of ventenata. Grass identification can be difficult, and this presentation will also discuss how to identify ventenata relative to other non-native annual grasses that are problematic on western range and wild lands. In areas where ventenata is just beginning to invade, identification is critical for early detection and rapid response.
Jane Mangold is a Professor and Extension Invasive Plant Specialist at Montana State University in Bozeman. Her program focuses on developing and disseminating unbiased, research-based information on integrated invasive plant and noxious weed management on rangeland. She has been in this position since 2008, and much of her time has been spent working on non-native, annual grasses. She received a B.S. from Iowa State University and M.S. and Ph.D. from Montana State University.