Noxious Weed Control Online Seminars Sept 23 and 30, 2020

The King County Noxious Weed Program is holding a two-part online seminar on September 23 and 30 packed with great information for anyone working on managing invasive plants and noxious weeds. Topics include early detection species, best management practices for common invasive plants, weeds in aquatic areas, herbicide use and safety, biocontrol, and ways to reduce impacts of weed control on amphibians, birds and other wildlife. Participants can receive up to 7 WSDA license recertification credits for attending both parts. Part One is September 23, 8:00-11:30am and Part Two is September 30, 12:30-3:30 pm. The seminars are free but pre-registration is required.

Part One, September 23, 8:00-11:30 am (optional Q&A to 12:00 pm)

  • Weed List Overview and New Noxious Weeds, Sasha Shaw, KCNWCP
  • Early detection species: lesser known noxious weeds that could be your next worst nightmare, Tricia MacLaren, KCNWCP
  • WSDA Pesticide Update, Rusty Sauls, Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Feature Weeds, Part One: A closer look at yellow flag iris, butterfly bush, and English ivy, Dan Sorensen and Ashlie Arthur, KCNWCP
  • Overview of common herbicides used for noxious weed control, Ben Peterson, KCNWCP
  • Swamp monsters: wetland and aquatic weeds to watch for, Ben Peterson, KCNWCP

Part Two, September 30, 12:30-3:30 pm (optional Q&A to 4:00 pm)

  • Feature Weeds, Part Two: A closer look at holly, yellow archangel, blackberry and Scotch broom, Ashley Shattuck and Sasha Shaw, KCNWCP
  • Biocontrol agents at work on noxious weeds in western Washington, Jennifer Andreas, WSU Extension
  • Amphibian Exposure to Aquatic Herbicides, Amy Yahnke PhD, Washington Department of Ecology
  • Watching out for wildlife: weed control strategies for reducing impacts on birds and amphibians, Margaret Wagner, KCNWCP and Christie Caldwell, City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services

Credits: WSDA Pesticide License Recertification Credits approved (4 credits for Part One, 3 credits for Part Two). More information and registration info is on our website.

Noxious weed control in 2020 looks different but can still be done safely!


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