Experts from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will present up-to-date information on impacts of invasive species and alternative methods for their control during the morning, followed by practical field demonstrations in the afternoon. Learn the importance of early treatment to minimize infestations and how to take the first step in restoring native ecosystems.
Instructors: Drs. Jatinder Aulakh, Carol Cheah, James La Mondia (Valley Lab), Drs. Jeffrey Ward, Scott Williams (Forestry & Horticulture)
Morning (The Theory) 8:30-12:00: Invasive impacts, control techniques, project management; applied invasive species management; biological control of mile-a-minute; controlling japanese barberry to reduce risk of Lyme disease.
Lunch (provided with pre registration) 12-1
Afternoon (The Practice) 1-3:30. Herbicide application practices, Mechanical control techniques, Biological controls, Directed heating with propane torches.
Cost $50 advanced registration, includes lunch; $75 at door. Registration limited to 50.
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