thistle

Jennifer Davidson / KSMU

This week on Under the Microscope we'll talk about school gardens, and hear how some farmers are managing an invasive thistle species.

Farmers battle thistle invading crops, pasture

Aug 15, 2013
Jennifer Davidson / KSMU

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, the thistle is hurting productivity on many Missouri farms.