Managing Invasive Plants
Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.
Invasive weeds and pests are a major threat to our natural and cultivated landscapes, spreading quickly and displacing or killing native plants. Invasive species (plants, insects, and animals) are costing the United States more than $138 billion each year, due to their economic impact on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, waterways, wildlife, and ornamental landscapes. Ecologists now rank invasion by exotic plants, animals and pathogens second only to habitat loss as a major threat to local biodiversity.
To Be Covered
A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and the calibration demonstration.
The following PDA pesticide applicators update credits are pending approval:
- Category 05 (4 credits)
- Category 06 (4 credits)
- Category 10 (4 credits)
- Category 23 (4 credits)
Sharon I Gripp, Gregory Hoover, Gary W. Moorman, Ph.D.