Tag: war on weeds

Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

Written by | May 29th, 2012

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Could campaigns to eat kudzu or camels or iguanas actually have the reverse effect? Our blogger weighs the risks and benefits of eating invasives.

No Spray Zone: Are Pesticides Really Controlling Invasives?

Written by | September 8th, 2009

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When faced with invasive, non-native weeds on the range, the first response for many conservationists is to load up a backpack sprayer full of pesticides. Spraying chemicals toxic to wildlife and people — under the auspices of protecting wildlife and people — is often portrayed as a necessary evil if we want to stop the […]

Enough With the ‘War on Weeds,’ Already!

Written by | December 31st, 2008

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Just about every popular article talking about invasive species management uses the same tiresome clichés of wars and battles. It was cute once, but it has gotten old. Worse still, these clichés are now threatening to bite us in the bum. OK, I admit that I used the lame War on Weeds terminology myself; it […]

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