The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Public's help sought in fighting garlic mustard

 


By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER — The Gogebic Conservation District initiated a garlic mustard eradication program this month in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service.

The aim is to keep garlic mustard infestations in the Ironwood-Bessemer area from jumping into private, county and national forests, according to GCD Administrator Jim Finley.

Originally brought to the U.S. from Europe as a food plant, garlic mustard can escape from gardens “and spread like wildfire,” Finley said.

“The plant has the ability to change the soil it grows in to its own benefit, but...



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