Leah Larson / Agweek Editor
SHARON, N.D. — During a field tour at the Johnson's Stock Farm, Lindsey Johnson led the group to a patch of leafy spurge in a pasture and explained how the noxious weed is a detriment to pastures and the cows that graze them. To battle the troublesome weed, they have introduced flea beetles as a way to biologically control leafy spurge in their pastures. The flea beetle can help control leafy spurge over time.
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