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Leafy Spurge Documents

Yampa River Leafy Spurge Project GIS datasets are available for download from the GIS Data page.

Highly Recommended!

An important new research paper has recently been published on leafy spurge biological control. The Biological Control of Leafy Spurge is a well written, comprehensive overview of leafy spurge biological control—and a confirmation that the YRLSP is on the right track with its biocontrol release project.


— Information Sheet from the Colorado Department of Agriculture
— Information Sheet from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Scientific Overviews (Biology, Taxonomy, Management)

— USDA Forest Service Publication TP-R3-16-12. Revised June 2017.
— Excerpted from DiTomosato, et al. 2013. Weed Control in Natural Areas in the Western United States, Berkeley: University of California Weed Research & Information Center.
— Goodwin, et al. Montana State University Bulletin, 2001.
— Butler and Cogan. 2004. Journal of Range Management 57(3): 305–311.
— St. John and Tilley. 2014. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Plant Materials Center. Aberdeen, Idaho 83210

Biological Control

Science Findings 146, September 2012. Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service.
— West and Gaskin. 2022. Excerpted from Van Driesche, R., et al., Contributions of Classical Biological Control to the U.S. Food Security, Forestry, and Biodiversity, USDA Forest Service Publication FHAAST-2019-05.
— Nowierski and Pemberton. 2002. Excerpted from Van Driesche, R., et al., Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States, USDA Forest Service Publication FHTET-2002-04.
— Lym. 2013. North Dakota State University Extension Service.

Herbicide Specification Sheets

YRLSP-Sponsored Research

— Mattilio. PhD Dissertation (chapter 3), November 2021.
— Mattilio, et al. Frontiers in Remote Sensing 4:1086085, DOI 10.3389/frsen.2023.1086085, January 2023.

YRLSP Documents

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