cover page title: Multi-Species Brazing and Leafy Spurge Manual
A comprehensive, easy-to-read manual on using multi-species grazing as an effective leafy spurge management tool.

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Information Contacts

TEAM Leafy Spurge

Gerry Anderson, co-principal investigator (406/433-9416;, or
Chad Prosser, program coordinator (406/433-9403; cprosser@sidney.ars.usda. gov), USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, 1500 N. Central Ave., Sidney MT 59270;
Lloyd Wendel, co-principal investigator, USDA-APHIS PPQ/Mission Plant Protection Center, Moore Air Force Base, Building S6414, Mission TX 78572 (956/580-7301;

Multi-Species Grazing

Tim Faller, NDSU-Hettinger Research Ex tensionCenter, Box 507, Hettinger, ND 58639 (701/567-4323;
Kevin Sedivec, NDSU-Extension Rangeland Specialist, Hultz Hall 100F, Fargo ND 58105 (701/231-7647;

Beef & Sheep Extension Specialists

John Patterson, MSU-Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Room 215 Linfield Hall, Bozeman MT (406/994-5562;
Rodney Kott, MSU-Extension Sheep Specialist, Room 222 Linfield Hall, Bozeman MT (406/994-3415;
North Dakota:
Roger Haugen, NDSU-Extension Livestock Specialist/ Sheep, Hultz Hall 100E, Fargo ND 58105 (701/231-7645;
• Grey Lardy, NDSU-Extension Livestock Specialist/Cattle, Hultz Hall 100E, Fargo ND 58105 (701/231-7666;
South Dakota:
Jeff Held, SDSU-Extension Sheep Specialist, 112 Animal Science Complex, Brookings, SD 57007 (605/688-5433;
Trey Patterson, SDSU-Extension Beef Specialist, 1905 Plaza Blvd., Rapid City SD 57702-9302 (605/394-2236).
Doug Hixon, UW-Extension Beef Specialist, PO Box 3684, Laramie WY 82071 (307/766-3100;
Hans Nel, UW-Extension Sheep Specialist, PO Box 3684, Laramie WY 82071 (307/766-2364;

Range Management/General

Don Kirby, North Dakota State Univers ity/Dept. ofAnimal & Range Science, Hultz Hall, Fargo ND 58105 (701/231- 8386;
Jack Butler, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Rapid City, SD 57702, (605/394-2670;

Biological Control

Bob Richard, USDA-APHIS PPQ/Biological Control of Weeds Laboratory, 1648 S. 7th Ave., Bozeman MT 59717 (406/994-5033;
See the TEAM Leafy Spurge website at for information about local contacts for obtaining leafy spurge flea beetles.


Rod Lym, North Dakota State University/ Dept. of Plant Science, Loftgard Hall, Fargo N.D. 58105 (701/231-8996;
Leon Wrage, South Dakota State University Extension Service, Ag Hall/Box 2207A, Brookings SD 57007 (605/688-4602;

Weed Control/General

Roger Sheley, noxious weed specialist, Montana State University Extension Service, Leon Johnson Hall, Bozeman MT 59717 (406/994-5686;
Ken Eraas, noxious weed specialist, North Dakota Dept. of Agriculture, 600 E. Boulevard Ave./Dept. 602, Bismarck ND 58505-0020 (701/328-2980;

Web Sites

The following web sites provide good information and links to other informational sites.
TEAM Leafy Spurge ( for information on Integrated Pest Management of leafy spurge, related topics and an extensive listing of other informational sources and web sites.
USDA-APHIS Noxious Weeds Home Page ( for general information about noxious weeds and APHIS management programs.
NDSU-Hettinger Research Extension Center ( for information on multi-species grazing, sheep and range health.
NDSU-Dept. of Agricultural Economics ( for information on the economic impacts of leafy spurge and various management tools.

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