Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 61° Clear

Outdoors blog

Cheatgrass foe found; who doesn’t believe in miracles?

Cheatgrass has seed spears that get in hikers' socks and can cause medical problems for dogs when they get into the animal's nose, ears or between toes.
Cheatgrass has seed spears that get in hikers' socks and can cause medical problems for dogs when they get into the animal's nose, ears or between toes.

INVASIVES -- In the most convincing proof to date that there IS a God -- scientists say they've found a super hero capable of turning the tide against cheatgrass.

USDA researcher finds soil bacteria that is the scourge of cheatgrass
Cheatgrass is the single worse invasive species in the American West, colonizing so many acres that it can be seen from space, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture researcher has found a way to take on the intruder. After three decades of research,  a soil bacteria that can attack cheatgrass at its roots has been detected. Now the challenge is finding a delivery system of the live bacteria that works for the hundreds of millions of acres where cheatgrass rules.
--New York Times



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

Follow Rich online:




Go to the full Outdoors page