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Principles and Fundamentals of Weed Science (A1)

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Event date/time: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
Event location: 
Westford Regency Inn

Instructor: Randy Prostak, UMass Extension Weed Specialist

A critical first step in the development of a weed or invasive plant management program is a strong and complete understanding of several principles and fundamentals of the discipline of weed science.  The session will cover the topics of weed biology, weed ecology, herbicide modes-of-action, herbicide timings and more.

This workshop is Session A1 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.


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

To register and pay by CHECK or with a PO (there is an additional price reduction to encourage payment by check - see form for amounts): To register and pay using a CREDIT CARD, go to:

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4 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: 4.5 (cat 1) CFE, 4.5 ISA, 1 MCH, 2 MCA, and 2 MCLP. 

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