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Leafy spurge control

Brought here as a decoration, leafy spurge has become a real problem. Biological agents are one way to control this weed

Leafy spurge takes over pasture grasses and causes scours and mouth blistering in cattle that graze it. Leafy spurge was first brought to southwest Saskatchewan in 1914, by the Oevray family who homesteaded there in 1912. Mrs. Oevray’s sister in Switzerland sent her some garden seeds, and amongst them was leafy spurge. The following few […] Read more