May 27, 2022: The Cost of Creeping Thistle on Organic Farms

Article in AGECONMT by Kate Fuller of Montana State University, who estimated that each one-pound increase in thistle biomass corresponds to a revenue loss ranging from 4-8 cents. This may not sound like a lot, but the average prevalence of thistle by location and crop in their trials corresponds to a $21-$49 loss per acre, which translates to 4-11% of estimated gross revenue. Read the article at