WHAT'S THAT IN MY FIELD?
Identifying & Treating Invasive Species
Please join the Kalamazoo Conservation District at
Weinberg Farm, 7039 E QR Ave., Scotts, MI
Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 5 pm—9 pm
RSVP no later than Thursday, July 25th for dinner purposes.
The cost to attend this event is only $5 at the door.
Please fill out the form below to register.
Space is limited so register now to reserve your spot!
Invasive species are of great concern to any farmer or landowner. They can reduce crop yields and may be unpalatable or toxic to livestock. Invasive species crowd out crops, as well as consume fertilizer, soil nutrients and water intended for crops and native plants. Invasives in drains, ditches and wetlands can contribute to flooding and erosion so it’s important to treat invasives before they completely take over a drainage system.
This workshop will help you identify a few of the more challenging invasive plants and provide you with the best management practices including timing, pesticide selection, and available local resources. These invasives can be treated in the late summer and fall so by attending this workshop, you will be prepared to identify and treat this year. You will also learn what NOT to do when you are confronted with these plants. Come prepared for a field visit to identify some invasives.
5:00-5:30 Check-in and Dinner
5:30-7:30 Elizabeth Rochow- Kalamazoo Conservation District
Jean Gagliardo—Natural Resources and Conservation Service
Linda Zabik—MAEAP (Phase 1 meeting)
Fallon Januska, BCK-CISMA Educator
Vern Stephens, Designs by Nature
At 7:30, we will wrap up the talks and provide an opportunity for you to see some invasive phragmites and japaneese knotweed. Since the swallow wort has not yet been identified in Kalamazoo County, we will not have the opportunity to see that first hand.
The workshop is located at Weinberg Farm located at 7039 East QR Ave., Scotts, MI. Click on the map for directions.