Research Updates

Research Updates on Canada Thistle and Bindweed with the Organic Advisory and Education Council

Recordings of presentations by partners on the CREEP STOP project from December 3, 2020. Topics include "CREEP STOP: Progress Report on Our Project to Develop Strategies for Suppression of Creeping Perennial Weeds”, “Bioherbicides: How to get them to work effectively against Canada Thistle and Bindweed, in Montana”, and “Canada Thistle Biocontrol in Organic Cropping Systems.”  Presenters include Pat Carr, Tim Seipel, David Sands, Chelsey Roper, Jed Eberly, Ole Norgaard, and others. Recording available on the Montana Organic Association YouTube channel at

Student Presentations:

Recordings of student presentations on organic managementl of Canada Thistle:

  • Kara Hettinger, Montana State University: Integrated Weed Management of Perennial Weeds in Organic Cropping Systems. Thesis proposal seminar. Available here
  • Kara Hettinger, Montana State University: Response of Canada Thistle to Cropping Rotations. Available here.
  • Chichinski, Daniel, Montana State University et al. Thistle Rust: A Potential Biocontrol Agent for Canada Thistle. Available here.