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Success Story: MoIP’s 2024 Callery Pear Buyback Program

MoIP Calley Pear "BuyBack" Program Expanded to 15 Cities in 2024 Looking for a creative way to call attention to the threat that non-native, invasive Callery pear trees pose to Missouri, in 2019 the Missouri Invasive Plant Council (MoIP) launched the...

Missourians Making a Difference: Interview with Jerod Huebner

Missourians Making a Difference: Jerod Huebner, Director of Prairie Management, Missouri Prairie Foundation How long have you been with the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) and what are your primary responsibilities? I have been with MPF for 8.5 years. I am in charge...

Invasive to Watch This Month

Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) is an annual grass native to eastern and central Asia. This invasive grass grows in moist, disturbed areas including stream banks, river bluffs, floodplains, forest wetlands, moist woodlands, old fields, uplands, thickets, roadside ditches, and utility rights-of-way. Growing to about 3.5 feet tall, it has alternate, thin, pale-green, lance-shaped, 3-inch long leaves. It has a distinct silvery stripe of reflective hairs running down the center of the upper leaf surface. Flower spikes form at the slender stem tips in late August through early October. Japanese stiltgrass occurs in a wide variety of habitats, tolerates shade, and seems to prefer acidic to neutral soils that are high in nitrogen.

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