Impact of leafy spurge on post-Conservation Reserve Program land.

Hirsch, S.A.
Leitch, J.A.
Rangeland Ecology & Management / Journal of Range Management Archives
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Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.), a noxious weed infests some of the 1.2 million hectares of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land in North Dakota. Once established a leafy spurge monoculture will reduce expected CRP benefits and impact returns to some post-CRP land uses. The study estimated statewide direct economic impacts of about $351,000 on post-CRP land maintained in vegetative cover, $1.118 million on post-CRP grazing land, and negligible (assumed $0) on post-CRP cropland, for a total of $1.469 million. Total annual direct and secondary economic impacts to North Dakota's economy were estimated to be $4.665 million, which would support about 57 jobs.
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