South Dakota Saltcedar

Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) is among the most ecologically and economically damaging invasive plants in the U.S.  Millions of dollars have been spent on saltcedar control in South Dakota since its declaration as a noxious weed in 2004.  Millions of acres are projected to be vulnerable to future saltcedar invasion in South Dakota and the northern Great Plains. We are developing an integrated weed management program that combines research, education, and outreach to minimize future saltcedar invasion and subsequent damage to valuable resources and commodities.

This project was supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant No. 2012-67012-19831 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.