KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — -( Earlier this summer Dr. Patrick Keyser, professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries and director for the Center for Native Grasslands Management, launched Native Grass College, a free Extension resource that takes viewers into the field, giving them comprehensive information and detailed visuals on a variety of subjects related to managing native grass forages.

A second course in this series is now available. The new video, ‘Competition Control 101’, will help land managers understand a variety of methods for preventing and dealing with weeds in their native grass pastures and hayfields.

As with any type of forage production, stand vigor and longevity of native grasses will be improved where competition is controlled.

“Producers need to understand how to best control weeds in native grasses,” says Keyser. “It is similar in many ways to competition control in other types of forages, but there are some other options available with native grasses.”

To view the course and access other resources, visit Additional reference materials related to competition control can be found on the web page just below the videos.


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