Biology of Red Brome Grass Webinar
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series
A Zoom webinar (60-minutes or less) featuring a variety of horticultural and natural resource topics relevant to the environmental conditions and residential concerns of Gila County, Arizona.
Featured Topic: Biology of Red Brome Grass
Featured Speaker: In her decades as a plant ecologist, Cindy Salo has investigated plant Interactions and invasions in southern Mexico, the Sonoran Desert, Senegal, and the U.S. intermountain west. She has conducted research at the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey and is now an independent researcher and freelance writer. Cindy divides her time between Arizona and Idaho and is determined to always live where she can hear cattle and horses.
Webinar Overview: This year is predicted to be another potentially active fire season in certain parts of the state, such as Gila County, with conditions very similar to what Arizona saw last year. Two wet winters produced dense stands of red brome (Bromus madritensis spp. rubens) in some areas. This exotic annual grass helped fuel the Woodbury fire in June 2019 in Tonto Basin. It became widespread in the Cobre Valley area too this year. Join plant ecologist Cindy Salo to learn more about this invasive grass: where it is from, how it got to Arizona, how it behaves in the Sonoran Desert, and how we might best live with it.
Webinar Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension
Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/99727666938 Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar