Invasive Whitetop prospers in Malheur County

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

VALE — Heavy winter snowfall and a wet spring spawned a bumper crop of weeds locally.

Whitetop especially thrived in the county during the spring and early summer, though the invasive weed has now mostly gone to seed.

“It forms these really dense stands and gets to be a real problem to control. It showed up in a lot of areas,” said Stuart Reitz, cropping systems agent for the . . .

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