Assessment of ACK55 as a Biocontrol of Invasive Annual Grasses in Nevada

Project Overview

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.

Theme: Plants

Project start date: 10/1/2015

Fiscal year funded: 2015

Project status: Active

Project managers: Todd Hopkins, Great Basin LCC