CSC student's research could help manage invasive rangeland grass

A summer internship in North Dakota and hours of peering into a microscope in the Rangeland Complex's lab have given Chadron State College junior Vanessa Yeoman an experience in primary research and may net her publication of an article in a scientific journal.

But there is a more important aim to the tedious work of microscopically examining hundreds of axillary buds of smooth brome grass and that is finding out how controlled grazing might help control the spread of an invasive plant that takes over rangeland and drives out native species, Yeoman said.

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