NDOW to Fight Washoe Valley Weed

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Department of Wildlife is teaming
up with other state agencies and a working group to fight a noxious
weed at a wildlife management area in scenic Washoe Valley south of
Reno.

NDOW operates the nearly 2,400 acre Scripps Wildlife Management
Area on the valley's east side.

Officials say over the past decade, the area has become overrun
by tall whitetop.

State agencies and the Washoe/Pleasant Valley Cooperative Weed
Management Group this month are launching a two-year, eradication
program.

Two herbicides, Telar and 2-4D, will be applied by sprayer.

Officials say Telar will be used close to residential homes
because it doesn't vaporize, which could harm landscaping.

The other herbicide is cheaper and will be used for remaining
areas.


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