UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County


Our most recent article, as published in the Mt. Democrat newspaper:  


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Don’t Wish Upon This Star!
Controlling Yellow Starthistle
By Ada Brehmer and Laurel Rady
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County

Yellow Starthistle (YST) is one of the most feared and invasive weeds in El Dorado County. It can start germinating with the first fall rains and continue through spring. Spreading quickly through fields and lawns, this weed depletes the limited water in our soil, competes with native plants that support wildlife, and is poisonous to horses. Eradicating YST is an urgent priority in preventing further damage to our environment.  

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