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Policy on Introduction of Ryegrass

Adopted September 1987 (PDF Version)

There is a growing body of evidence from ecological studies that post-fire seeding with ryegrass suppresses regeneration of native plant communities, does not significantly decrease erosion, and in general is a waste of taxpayer's money. The California Native Plant Society therefore recommends as a general policy that seeding with ryegrass should not be done in native forest, chaparral and grassland communities.


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