New Tool Available for Controlling Invasive Weed Species on Rangeland

August 17, 2020

Ranchers have a new tool available for controlling invasive weed species on rangeland, CRP land and natural areas, including grazed areas on these sites.

Rejuvra is a new pre-emergent herbicide and restoration tool from Bayer Environmental Science that’s showing consistent multi-year control of invasive annual grasses like cheatgrass-downy brome, medusahead and ventenata.

Steve Saunders is with Bridger AgVentures and is a consultant for Bayer Environmental Science. He told Russell Nemetz when pounds still equal dollars, Rejuvra is a game-changer for ranchers.

Ranchers are invited to participate in a free webinar on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 1 PM MST. The webinar will be hosted by Steve Saunders and Justin Hossfeld and will be a great opportunity for ranchers to ask questions and learn more about Rejuvra.

To register click here.

The Vegetation Management business within Bayer CropScience LP, announces that Rejuvra™ herbicide was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The herbicide is federally registered for controlling invasive weed species on rangeland, CRP land and natural areas, including grazed areas on these sites.

By controlling invasive annual grasses, remnant desirable perennial grasses and forbs can recolonize. Forage quantity and quality is improved and wildfire risk is reduced. Trial work across the western United States showed that areas treated with Rejuvra demonstrated a two-to-three-fold increase in perennial grass biomass, compared to untreated areas. A single pre-emergent application of Rejuvra provides consistent multi-year control of invasive annual grasses, reducing costs associated with time and labor.

Documented benefits of using Rejuvra herbicide include:

• Consistent, long-term weed control: Multi-year control of invasive annual grasses with seed bank depletion.

• Releases and restores perennial native vegetation: Perennial plants respond quickly to the additional water and nutrients that become available when invasive annual grasses are controlled, resulting in increased perennial biomass and forage production, and restored native plant communities.

• Improved wildlife habitat: Removes invasive winter annuals, resulting in recolonization of grass, forbs and shrubs beneficial to pollinators, birds and other wildlife.

• Reduced wildfire risk: Decreases fine-fuels associated with wildfires.

• Economical solution: Fewer applications are needed to control weeds, saving time and labor. Multi-year weed control with a single application can provide a greater return on investment (ROI).

• No grazing restrictions: For application rates of five ounces per acre.

For more information on Rejuvra herbicide, contact your local Bayer sales representative or visit:

Source: Bayer Environmental Science & Montana Ag Network & Western Ag Network