Our neighbor Kim Wollter alerted us to signage in Tugman Park announcing a planned application of herbicide on the grassy hill along the path that leads up to 39th Ave. Next week (4/14 to 4/18) glyphosate will be applied in an attempt to control the invasive bunch grass called false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum).
The sign says that a blue dye will be mixed with the herbicide so that park users and staff will be able to tell where it has been applied. Neighbors can contact John Clark with Public Works for more information @ (541) 682-4826.
- “Invasive grass called false brome, threatens Oregon native plant diversity”– Oregon State University Extension Office
- “Protecting Pisgah: False brome, an invasive grass, threatens what people love about the area” – Eugene Weekly
- Pesticide Fact Sheet: Glyphosate – Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Oregon State University
- City of Eugene Parks and Open Space (POS) Division’s program on Integrated Pest Management (IPM)