With the ongoing drought, opportunistic weeds are expected to pose major challenges to those managing parks and recreational areas, public lands, ranches, farms and landscapes. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with other partners, will present the annual Weed Extravaganza April 28-30 to help Nevadans deal with this year’s weed challenges with the latest information available.
"Invasive weeds can out-compete native vegetation, crops and livestock forage," said Natural Resources Extension Specialist Kent McAdoo, the event coordinator. "They can also pose fire hazards, lead to erosion and water quality issues, and impact wildlife habitat. It’s important that everyone has the latest information to identify and control these weeds to minimize damage to our lands, wildlife, crops and economy."
The workshop will be offered April 28-30 at the California Trail Interpretive Center, 8 miles west of Elko, Nev. The workshop will include a wide range of topics aimed at giving land managers, ranchers and agricultural producers the latest information on controlling invasive weeds.
The event begins with the Elko County Weed Summit on April 28, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This year’s featured speaker is Joe DiTomaso, from University of California, Davis, who will discuss "Managing Medusahead." He will also present an interactive approach to weed identification. There will be various updates on weed regulations, species and mapping from the Nevada Department of Agriculture, Nevada Weed Management Association, Bureau of Land Management and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. McAdoo will host an afternoon field trip demonstrating how to identify weeds during their vulnerable growth stages.
Learn more here: http://www.unce.unr.edu/news/article.asp?ID=2071
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