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Re: [RC] California Agricultural product restrictions - Barbara McCrary

Birds ARE great carrier of seeds. We found a cotoneaster bush (decorative) growing on our ranch some years ago, and of course we pulled it out. The nearest one was a planted one on a ranch about 3 miles away. Wind? Birds? Who knows.

Another grass that is non-native that many advocate trying to eliminate is Hardinggrass. It was THE grass to plant for pasture several decades ago, so of course we planted some. The livestock don't like the grass but will strip the heads off it. It is course-stemmed and has a root crown that is next to impossible to eliminate. We had some in our lawn and I've tried for years to get rid of it. Anyway, good luck to anyone who wants to eliminate it on the basis of it being non-native! Furthermore, there are few grasses anymore that are truly native, at least over a large area.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Truman Prevatt" <tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Sisu West Ranch" <ranch@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Barbara McCrary" <bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; "Betty Edgar" <betndez@xxxxxxxxxx>; <AppaLucie@xxxxxxx>; <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] California Agricultural product restrictions

While local programs can have some impact they have to be total. You just can't target horses and hay. Deer eat weeds and carry seeds. Birds are notorious for spreading weed seeds. Tire tread carry sees. Treads in hiking boots carry seeds. Treads in riding shoes carry seeds. The list goes on.

I read something a while back that Fescue is considered "non-native." It was brought over by the British. Of course there are groups that are pushing to get rid of Fescue in the US forest.


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[RC] California Agricultural product restrictions, Betty Edgar
Re: [RC] California Agricultural product restrictions, Barbara McCrary
Re: [RC] California Agricultural product restrictions, Sisu West Ranch
Re: [RC] California Agricultural product restrictions, Truman Prevatt