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Page 2 Golden Valley News September 17, 2020 NEWS Fall is the ideal time to treat many weeds on the noxious this- tle list, including musk thistle. (NDSU Courtesy Photo) Fall's a good time to manage some pasture weeds { Fall is the best time to control some of North Dakota’s most noto- rious weeds in pastures and other grasslands, according to North Dakota State University Extension specialists. “Leafy spurge and invasive this— tles can be challenging to control in pasture and grasslands due to their extensive root systems,” says Mi— randa Meehan, Extension livestock environmental stewardship special— ist. “In the fall, plants begin to allo- cate energy to their root systems. As a result, fall herbicide treatment maximizes injury to the root sys- tem.” “Proper timing of herbicide ap— plications is essential for good leafy spurge control,” says Extension rangeland management specialist Kevin Sedivec. In the fall, leafy spurge is most susceptible to Tordon (picloram), dicamba (Banvel and other trade names), Facet L (quinclorac), Facet L Overdrive and Method (aminocyclopyrachlor). Fall-ap— plied Plateau (imazapic) provides better long-term control and causes less grass injury than spring or sum- mer treatments. The combination of Tordon plus Overdrive also will improve leafy spurge control compared with Tor- don used alone. Overdrive contains dicamba plus difluenzopyr, which is an anti-auxin compound that often improves broadleaf weed control when applied with auxinlike herbi- cides such as Tordon, dicamba and 2,4—D. To achieve the greatest control, the treatment must be applied at the appropriate stage of development. Tordon, dicamba and Facet L should be applied when the plant has 4 to 12 inches of regrowth. However, Method is most effective when applied at the rosette stage. Overdrive should be applied prior to a killing frost. . Leafy spurge control must be considered a long-term manage- ment program, the specialists say. Research at NDSU has shown that more of the root system is killed when a combination of control methods is used, compared with any method used alone. Thistles tend to invade over- grazed or otherwise disturbed pas- tures, rangeland, roadsides and waste areas. Fall is the ideal time to treat many on the noxious thistle list, including Canada thistle, musk thistle and bull thistle. If you are unsure of what thistle you have, refer to the NDSU Extension publi— cation “The Thi'stles of North D a k 0 t a ” ( tions/crops/the-thistles-of—north— dakota). Control of Canada thistle is usu- ally greater when treatment is ap- plied in the fall to plants in the rosette form. Herbicides that control Canada thistle in noncropland in- clude products that contain clopy- ralid (various), Tordon (picloram), dicamba (various), dicamba plus di— flufenzopyr (Overdrive), Method (aminocyclopyrachlor) and Mile- stone (aminopyralid). Fall is the preferred time for ap— plying herbicides to biennial this- tles, such as musk thistle and bull thistle. This allows for application at the rosette stage, when the plants are most susceptible to herbicides. Herbicides should be applied as late as possible in the fall, but prior to a killing frost, to allow for maxi- mum seedling emergence and rosette size. Seedlings that emerge after spraying will remain vegeta— tive until the following spring and can be treated then. Biennial thistles can be con- trolled effectively with Milestone (aminopyralid), Stinger, Transline . or Curtail (clopyralid), Tordon (pi- cloram), Method (aminocyclopy- rachlor), or dicamba (various) or dicamba plus diflufenzopyr (Over— drive). Consult NDSU Extension Serv- ice publication W253, “North Dakota Weed Control Guide” ( tions/crops/north-dakota-weed- control-guide) for the latest recommendations for noxious weed control with herbicides. Grazing re- strictions vary with herbicide and application rate, so read the label carefully before using any produdt. Photo contest nearing BISMARCK With the October deadline for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest nearing, pho- tographers are reminded to follow the guidelines for submitting entries. Photographers who want to sub- mit photos to the contest should go the Game and Fish Department’s website, Then it is a matter of providing some pertinent information about the photo and uploading it. Doing so helps both with ease of submitting photos for the photogra— pher and managing those images for Game and Fish staff. The contest deadline for submit- ting photos is Oct. 2. For more infor- 701-872-4471 Forecast Sponsors: Farmers Union Oil Co. mation or questions, contact conser- vation biologist Patrick Isakson at The contest has categories for nongame and game species, as well as plants/insects. An overall winning photograph will be chosen, with the number of place winners in each cat- egory determined by the number of qualified entries. Contestants are limited to no more than five entries. Photos must have been taken in North Dakota. By submitting an entry, photogra- phers grant permission to Game and Fish to publish winning photographs in the North Dakota OUTDOORS magazine, and on the Department’s website. Water recreaticnists asked to help search for nuisance species The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking water recre- ationists and property owners to check for zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species when re- moving boat lifts, docks and other equipment from state waters. ANS coordinator Ben Holen said zebra mussels attach to hard surfaces that are left in the water for long pe— riods of time, first settling in tight spaces and areas that are protected from sunlight. He said this is a great opportunity for members of the pub- lic to assist in ANS detection efforts because the earlier a new ANS infes- tation is detected, the better the chance to contain the spread. “It makes it easier to do a thor- ough search on equipment when it’s taken out of the water in fall,” Holen said. “Pay special attention to wheel wells, right angles on frames, and areas otherwise protected from sun— light. Feel for attached organisms that have small hair-like structures holding them in place. Small mussels can feel like rough sandpaper, and adults can be as large as 2 inches long.” Holen said if you think you’ve found a zebra mussel, take pictures, write down any relevant information, such as how many were found and where, and report it online at the Game and Fish website, or email Holen atb- Zebra mussels, are native to the Black and Caspian seas and were introduced to the United States in the mid-19808. Since then, they have caused massive damage to Upland bird numbers North Dakota’s roadside surveys conducted in late July and August in- dicate pheasant, sharp—tailed grouse and gray partridge numbers are up from last year. State Game and Fish Department upland game biologist RJ Gross said results of the annual upland late sum- mer counts brought some good news. “We had good residual cover to start the year, and good weather for nest- ing and brood-rearing,” he said. “There were some areas that experi— enced abnormally dry periods throughout the summer, but nesting appeared to be successful.” Total pheasants observed per 100 miles are up 38% from last year, but 14% below the 10-year average. Broods per 100 miles are up 30% from last year and 16% below the lO-year average. Average brood size is up 10% from 2019 and 5% below the 10—year average. The final sum— mary is based on 275 survey runs made along 100 brood routes across North Dakota. “While these numbers are encour- aging, it’s important to remember that bird numbers in the last five years have been lower than what up- land game hunters have been used to Medora police summary report Medora police summary report for August: - Type of activity: deception, 2; 911 hang-up calls, 3; accident non- reportable, 2; accident property, 3; agency assist, 3; alarm business, 3; animal complaints, 3; bar checks, 21; citations, 1; general police calls, 74; juvenile complaints, 2; medical as- sist, 7; noise complaint, 1; parking tickets, 9; unlock vehicle, 9; wam- ings, 16. Total, 159 Did you know? The Billings County Pioneer and Golden Valley News have shared advertising and have been sharing the news for some of their inside pages for about 50 years. This means the coverage of your ad isn ’t limited to just either county! Our primary coverage area is western Stark County and west to the Montana border. It pays to advertise! This Week's Local Forecast for many years, due to changing habitat conditions and the drought of 2017,” Gross said. 1“For context, these numbers put us about half-way back to where we were prior to the 2017 drought. Local populations are building back up, but they are not at the point yet of spreading out into new territories. Hunters will need to find localized hotspots of pheasants.” Observers in counted 12 broods and 91 pheasants per 100 miles, up from five broods and 39 pheasants in 2019. Average brood size was six. Results from the southeast showed five broods and 41 pheasants per 100 miles, down from six broods and 51 pheasants in 2019. Average brood size was five. Statistics from southwestern North Dakota indicated eight broods and 70 pheasants per 100 miles, up from six broods and 41 pheasants in 2019. Average brood size was six chicks. ' The northeast district, generally containing secondary pheasant habi- tat with lower pheasantc numbers compared to the rest of the state, showed three broods and 22 pheas— ants per 100 miles, compared to three CAREGIVERS: It’s important to take care of yourself, so you can care for loved ones with special including respite services that Visit, or call 1 -855-462-5465. fill gf’ , affix. the northwest ' needs. Connect with supports, _. infrastructure, increased costs to electric and water users, and altered the ecosystems into which they were introduced. They were first discov- ered in North Dakota in the Red River in 2015 as a result of down- stream drift from infested Minnesota lakes. Most recently, zebra mussels were discovered in Lake Ashtabula in 2019, and Lake LaMoure earlier this year. “Water recreationists and property owners play a vital role in ANS pre— vention," Holen said. “Equipment such as boat lifts and docks are high risk vectors for spreading ANS, es- pecially zebra mussels. When trans- porting boat lifts or docks, thoroughly inspect, and dry for three weeks before placing in a different waterbody.” I I broods and 15 pheasants last year. Average brood size was six. Sharptails observed per 100 miles are up 54% statewide, and partridge are up 45%. Brood survey results show statewide increases in number of grouse and broods observed per 100 miles. Observers recorded two sharp— tail broods and 21 Sharptails per 100 miles. Average brood size was six. Although partridge numbers have shown a slight increase, Gross said ‘most of the partridge harvest is inci- dental while hunters pursue grouse or pheasants. Partridge densities in gen— eral, he said, are too low to target. Observers recorded one partridge brood and 10 partridge per 100 miles. Average brood size was 10. Please support merchants offer a brief break from caregiving. « Area Deaths - Verna D. Schatz, 91 , Glen Ullin', Sept. 7 ' Kenneth "Ken" Keller, 76, Dickinson, Sept. 8 0 Marvin Runge, 93, Dickinson, Sept. 10 - Milbern Christensen, 90, New England, Sept. 10 ' Robert “Bob” Hudson, 67, Dickinson, Sept. 13 0 Peter Berger, 90, Hebron, Sept. 13 DEADLINES The deadline for submitted copy and stories and all ad orders is noon on Fridays. Call 872-3755 or e-mail goldenandbillings Golden Valley News PO. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 221-280) The Golden Valley News is pub- lished each Thursday, 22 Central Ave., Suite 4, Beach, ND 58621 by Nordmark Publishing. Periodicals postage paid at Beach, ND and addi- tional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Golden Valley News, PO. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621. 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