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TEAM Leafy Spurge Documentary Now Available on ARS Website


Click here to view the video online.With the aid of ARS Information Staff in Beltsville, MD, the award-winning TEAM Leafy Spurge documentary "Purging Spurge: Corralling an Ecological Bandit" that previously aired  on PBS, is now available on the national ARS website. TEAM Leafy Spurge representatives, working with IS Public Affairs Specialist Jim DeQuattro in Beltsville, provided the footage for inclusion in ARS’ national video archive.


"Purging Spurge" was produced in 2002 by the TEAM Leafy Spurge program in partnership with North Dakota’s Prairie Public Broadcasting and was subsequently named a 2003 Finalist in the documentary category of the 24th Annual Telly Awards. The documentary, which focuses on grassland health and the impact of invasive weeds like leafy spurge, was developed to help increase public awareness of noxious weeds and to bring all segments of society on board to help control them.


A VHS videotape of the documentary is available free from TEAM Leafy Spurge by contacting the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory at P.O. Box 463, Sidney, MT 59270; or by phone at 406-433-2020; by fax at 406-433-5038; or by e-mail at

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