USDA Poisonous Plant Research Lab
Location: 1150 E 1400 N | Logan, UT 84322
Tel: (435) 752-2941
The February 2009 issue of Rangelands, published by the Society for Range Management, is a collection of articles by researchers at USU's Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory.
Most plant communities contain plants that are poisonous to livestock, wildlife and humans. These toxic plants interfere with the best use of rangeland and pastures and their seeds may also be harvested with grains and forages, contaminating food and animal feed. The Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory brings together interdisciplinary teams of plant and range scientists, veterinarians, nutritionists, chemists, toxicologists, pathologists and physiologists to understand and solve problems caused by poisonous plants. Their findings are used by the livestock industry, wildlife managers, veterinarians, physicians, poison control centers, scientists and many state and federal agencies.