Stop the Invasion: Weed Management 101
|County||Hood River (OR3191)|
Hood River (OR3191)
The Columbia Gorge Cooperative Weed Management Area, the Washington Invasive Species Council, Washington State University Extension, and APHIS are co-hosting a fantastic opportunity to learn about invasive species in the Columbia River Gorge. We will be teaching identification and control methods for dealing with common weeds, as well as reporting methods for high priority invasive problems. We'll also be learning about important diseases and bugs. Bring your friends and neighbors and learn how to 'Stop the Invasion'. This free class will help you gain control over garden pests and contribute to the ecological health of the region. ODA core credits, WSDA pesticide recertification credits, and ISA certified arborist credits will be available at the event (pending approval).
Stop the Invasion: Weed Management 101 April 4th 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm Hegewald Center, Skamania County 710 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648 8:00 Doors open for treats and coffee 8:30 Introduction to Integrated Pest Management Rachel Suits (Oregon State University) Rachel will talk about invasive pest prevention, detection, and management, including: Preventing the spread of invasive pests Early Detection and Rapid Response Integrated Pest Management 9:20 Weed Identification Wendy DesCamp (Education Specialist, Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board) Wendy will provide an introduction to a few local species of weeds to be aware of, as well as the terminology and characteristics involved in identifying invasive plants. At the end of the talk, attendees will be able to recognize several local weed species and have a better understanding of how to identify other weeds of concern. 10:30 Break 10:45 How to Manage Your Weeds TBD 12:00 Lunch on your own 1:00 Introduction to Non-Plant Pests ODA -- TBD will introduce the audience to a variety of non-plant pests in our area, including but not-limited to: Plant diseases Wood borers Japanese beetle Feral swine 2:00 Break 2:15 Prevention, Decontamination Brianna Widner, Washington Invasive Species Council 2:45 Pesticide Label Comprehension and Calibration Exercise Marty Hudson (Program Coordinator, Klickitat County Noxious Weed Program) 4:00 End See you all there.