Moving to perennial grasses in Idaho's Lower Salmon River country

WHITE BIRD, IDAHO, U.S.A. -- For generations, the lower Salmon River country around here has been subject to invasions of weeds. First there was cheatgrass. In the late 1940s, goatweed (also known as St. John's wort or Klamath weed) began to take over to the extent that many people thought ranching was over. The introduction of a beetle stabilized that weed population.

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