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Control of Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)

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Publication Number: PMC-00341

Author/Sponsor: Gino Graziano


Short Description:
Available online only. First introduced to Alaska as a forage crop, bird vetch is now considered an invasive species that grows aggressively and spreads rapidly. Bird vetch is a frustration to home gardeners and a concern in natural areas, grain fields, vegetable gardens and home orchards. This publication has information on the impacts of this invasive species and tips for identification. More importantly, it outlines several effective methods for controlling bird vetch throughout its life cycle

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