This project assesses the efficacy of ACK55, a naturally occurring bacterium that decreases invasive annual grasses by up to 70% on test sites. Working with the USDA, USFWS and the Great Basin Institute, researchers plan to treat ten, 1-acre plots on private lands within sage-grouse Biologically Significant Areas to determine the efficacy of ACK55 in warm and dry soils.
This is a target of opportunity project.
Project start date: 10/1/2015
Fiscal year funded: 2015
Project status: Active
Project managers: Todd Hopkins, Great Basin LCC