• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Beeber

Invasive crop pest being planted as a wildlife food source

Recommended Posts

Beeber

FYI, I recieved this note from a co-worker in Michigan.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dominic Perrone

April 12, 2005 734-260-6048 or perroned9@michigan.gov

Michigan Ag Director seeks public assistance in stopping illegal distribution of invasive crop pest being planted as a wildlife food source

Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Dan Wyant has a message for residents, particularly wildlife enthusiasts and farmers. “It has come to our attention that a popular product being planted in the spring to feed wildlife in the fall and winter is actually an illegal plant,” Wyant says. “We have discovered that sporting goods retailers around the state have been selling the propagative parts of the prohibited noxious weed, yellow nutsedge, as a food plot material for a variety of wildlife. Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) is a serious pest in agricultural areas as it threatens to reduce yields. It is a perennial weed that can be very difficult, and expensive to control, and requires the use of additional pesticides when it invades farm crops.”

Several suppliers, using a variety of brand names, are selling the small tubers under the common name chufa. Other names are chufa flatsedge and chufa tigernut. Consumers that may have purchased the product are encouraged to return it to the retailer. State inspectors are advising retailers found to be selling the product to stop doing so and return the product to the manufacturer. Retailers who voluntarily cooperate with MDA to stop selling this product will not face regulatory actions.

Anyone with information about this product is urged to contact MDA’s Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division at 517-373-1087, or any one of the regional MDA offices listed below:

Traverse City - (231) 922-5210

Grand Rapids – (616) 356-0600

Saginaw – (989) 758-1778

Saint Joseph – (269) 428-2546

Lansing – (517) 335-1830

Southfield - (248) 356-1701

Yellow nutsedge (nutgrass/Chufa) is also listed by the MN Dept. of Ag as a Secondary Noxious weed. and may be prohibited in many MN counties. For more information on Noxious weeds take a look at this link. http://www.mda.state.mn.us/appd/weeds/noxiousplantsminnesota.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • huntnfish
      I upgraded my electronics this year to a Humminbird Helix 10. I love it so far with the exception of not being able to split the screen into 4 separate screens. The max that you can do is 3. I would really like to be able to have the map, sonar, down imaging, and side imaging on the screen at the same time while trolling. I emailed tech support and they said it's not something that is an option at this time. Right now when I'm fishing I switch back and forth between map, sonar, and DI and sonar, DI, and SI. Is there anyone else that thinks this should be an option? I don't know see why you can't customize the screen to show whichever features you prefer instead of only using the preloaded options that Humminbird decided on. I have thought about emailing the company weekly asking if they have that ability yet but wanted to see if anyone else thinks it should be an option. 
    • FishinCT
      Awesome fish. Still some freak crappies in the vermillion river, but don't know if 5 lbs has been approached since.  Not world record news but North Dakota had a state record walleye caught recently. 15lb 13oz. Broke record that stood since 1959. Still a few pounds off Minnesota record 😏
    • Rick
      It clears like that every spring. Nice catch. Any size to the striper?
    • Mitch K
      The water in Cannon lake is the clearest I've ever seen it. You can see the bottom in 5ft easily. Caught a few perch and a striped bass. Also saw some big bass around the fishing pier by the beach.
    • LoonASea
      Dang ,,, Another nice day to be out on the water on Fish Lake  ,,, Too bad the fish didn't think it was nice enough to eat what we offered !! Might have to switch bodies of water!!!
    • mrpike1973
      Lake Sylvia is great for bass also lake Francis near Kimball is good too a little smaller but great action! The Mississippi sounds fun I should try it myself.
    • delcecchi
      My beach be west for sure.  
    • leech~~
      Update.  Minnesota American Legion and other volunteers succeeded Thursday, May 17, 2018, in cutting the giant North Long Lake bog into three sections. The bog came to rest on the beach of an American Legion camp. The plan is to move the middle section to open up the beach, then relocate the other two back to the bog’s original position on the lake north of Brainerd, Minn. (Forum News Service)
    • leech~~
      This Freak?   Jam Ferg poses with his fish after TWRA officials certified its weight.
    • guideman
      The Minnesota record is almost that big, it's over 5lbs and it was caught in the Vermillion river in southern Minnesota back in the late 50's I believe.   "Ace"