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The Invasive Plant Issue and Invasive Plant Identification (A3)

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Event date/time: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Event location: 
Westford Regency Inn

This class has been rescheduled from April 1, 2020 due to coronavirus (Covid-19) limitations on large gatherings. Registrants will be advised as to how to participate. Please continue to check our website for updates about the alternative date and other programming from UMass Extension.

Instructor: Randy Prostak, UMass Extension Weed Specialist

An overview of the topic of invasive plants, focusing on why we should be concerned about them and enhancing your ability to readily identify invasive plants as well as their look-alikes. The work of the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, including its strategies, recommendations, and the recently released Early Detection/Rapid Response Priority List document, will be discussed.

This workshop is Session A3 of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.

In the last several years, there has been growing interest in invasive plants and their management.  While turf and landscape professionals might be very proficient in the development of a weed management program for turf and/or landscape, invasive plant management often reveals many new and unique challenges to these professionals. This 4-day program is intended to help participants meet these challenges when attempting to develop an invasive plant management program as part of their business. A certificate in Invasive Plant Management may be obtained by attending all four sessions and obtaining a passing grade on each. To earn the certificate, sessions A1 - A3 can be taken in any order, but must be taken prior to Session B, Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program. All sessions may also be taken individually. Attendees are encouraged to take all four sessions in one season to get the most out of the information.

Registration

Cost is $95, $86/person for a group of three or more registrations from the same company (10% discount).

Due to the uncertainty as to when large gatherings will be able to resume, we are not taking any additional registrations for this program at this time.  

 

 

Credits

3 pesticide contact hours in categories 29, 36, 37, 40, 48, and Applicator’s License; valid for equivalent categories in all New England states.

Association credits: 4 (cat 1) CFE, 4 ISA, 1 MCH. MCA, MCLP, and SAF credits rquested.

Contact's name: 
Ellen Weeks
Contact's phone: 
413-545-0895
Contact's email: 
Location: 
219 Littleton Rd.
Westford, MA 01886
219 Littleton Rd. Westford MA