thistle http://kbia.org en Managing school gardens and battling invasive pests http://kbia.org/post/managing-school-gardens-and-battling-invasive-pests <p>This week on Under the Microscope we'll talk about school gardens, and hear how some farmers are managing an invasive thistle species.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:28:42 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 38920 at http://kbia.org Managing school gardens and battling invasive pests Farmers battle thistle invading crops, pasture http://kbia.org/post/farmers-battle-thistle-invading-crops-pasture <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last fall, after the drought had killed off most of the competition, a certain weed took advantage of the opportunity to germinate and flourish. And now,&nbsp;the thistle is hurting productivity on many Missouri farms.</span></p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:18:43 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 38919 at http://kbia.org Farmers battle thistle invading crops, pasture