APHIS Releases New Weed Risk Assessments

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:41:24 PDT

	Some of you may be interested in pursuing weed and invasive plant news further.  Here’s some USDA info and a way to connect for regular updates.		Jim

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APHIS Posts New Weed Risk Assessments

APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) has posted Weed Risk Assessments (WRA) for the following seven weed species:

Aegilops geniculata <http://links.govdelivery.com/track/…> (ovate goatgrass)

Aegilops neglecta <http://links.govdelivery.com/track/…>(three-awn goatgrass)

Aegilops triuncialis <http://links.govdelivery.com/track/…> (barb goatgrass)

Echium plantagineum <http://links.govdelivery.com/track/…> (Paterson’s curse)

Hirschfeldia incana <http://links.govdelivery.com/track/…> (shortpod mustard)

Myagrum perfoliatum <http://links.govdelivery.com/track/…> (bird’s-eye cress)

Torilis leptophylla <http://links.govdelivery.com/track/…> (bristlefruit hedgeparsley)

The purpose of a WRA is to evaluate the likelihood that a weed species will escape, naturalize, and spread in the United States, and harm U.S. natural and agricultural resources. PPQ prepares a WRA when:

A species shows some threat potential in the United States or abroad,

Someone requests to import a species that is either new to the United States, or if present, not widely distributed and poses a potential threat; or

A stakeholder submits a request to APHIS to add a species to the Federal Noxious Weed List <http://links.govdelivery.com/track/…>.

Stakeholders can use WRAs to support their own management or policy decisions as needed. To view or print these or other assessments, visit APHIS’ Noxious Weeds Program Risk Assessments <http://links.govdelivery.com/track/…> Web page. We welcome your questions or comments about the WRAs via email at weeds@aphis.usda.gov <mailto:weeds@aphis.usda.gov>.

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