Remember: to ensure a good flow it is very important to clear your laterals of debris and obstructions.
Work with your neighbors. Share information you have with everyone on your line. It is important for all to know where their headgate and valves are located. If there is a break in your line this information is key in being able to shut down the water in a timely fashion reducing the chance of water damages
Bull Thistle/ Cirsium vulgare
Biennial ( Perennial under some conditions) that infestes disturbed areas such as ditches, roadsides, streams and fences.
Also Known as:
Bur Thistle, common thistle, spear thistle
Stems/ Leaves: Several to many branches 91-6 ft. tall); stems and shoots have broad, prickly wings and some fine hairs; Leaves (3- 12 in. long) are dark green, lobed or toothed, often hairy, with spines(0.2- 0.6 in. long) along the margins; stem leaves are mire lobed and spiny than basal leaves.
Management Do's and Don'ts some conditions) that infests disturbed areas such as ditches, roadsides, streams and fences. Ten covered with fine , cobweb-like hairs; flowers are purple, rarely white; below flowers are may long stiff yellow or green spiny bracts (1-1.5 in long)
Reproduction: Seed; successful management prevents seed production/spread
Biennial ( Perennial under some conditions) that infests disturbed areas such as ditches, roadsides, streams and fences.
NMSU: Troublesome Weeds of New Mexico College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University
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