Invasive grass a threat to local agriculture

 

November 14, 2019

Miriah Kardelis

Ventenata can invade rangeland, pastures, winter grain and hay fields. Ventenata infestation has been confirmed in 19 counties in Montana.

A noxious grass has taken the lead in threatening the destruction of Montana's agriculture. Ventenata (Ventenata dubia) is an aggressive, self-pollinating, annual winter grass; whose growth and sustainability overpowers not only the native vegetation, but other invasive weeds as well. Also known...



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