University of Minnesota has a buckthorn replacement project "Cover Up". One strategy is to use other plants to displace buckthorn once the buckthorn is pulled or cut back.

They are promoting wild rye as one way to displace the buckthorn. This project could end up spreading more wild rye grass all across the state of Minnesota.

Listen and put close caption on. They mention wild rye in the story. I realize there are many wild ryes, but one can quickly ascertain that Canadian wild rye and other dangerous ryes can end up in the mix.

Professor Reich at the University of Minnesota is leading the project. Here are the emails for Prof Reich and his team. Kare 11 emails also included. Send out emails.


More contacts

Mailing Address:

Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants & Pests Center

1992 Folwell Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

Director: Rob Venette


p. 612-301-1405

Associate Director: Heather Koop


p. 612-626-1914