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Herbicide Application | by USFWS Mountain Prairie
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Herbicide Application

A Kulm WMD Biotech broadcasts herbicide prior to a native prairie reseeding. This will help prevent the "weeds" from getting a jump on, and shading out the native species that will be seeded here shortly afterward. This particular tract of the Carlson Waterfowl Production Area in LaMoure County, ND has been farmed by a local cooperator for the past three years. Farming a previously-broken tract of land helps to get noxious weeds under control and gives good seed bed preparation for the re-establishment of native species. These new seedings will provide more diverse cover and structure for waterfowl and other grassland-nesting bird species.

Photo Credit: Krista Lundgren/USFWS

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Taken on June 4, 2014