The public is invited to attend a training on different control options for spotted knapweed, including the use of biological control agents. The training will be held at Crex Meadows on Friday, September 8, 2017, from 2 to 4 PM. The training will begin indoors at the visitor center, and will move outdoors to view ongoing spotted knapweed management work underway at Crex.
Spotted knapweed is a non-native plant that invades roadsides and fields at the expense of native species. Wade Oehmichen, a statewide specialist on spotted knapweed control, will discuss effective management strategies for controlling spotted knapweed. Oehmichen will highlight the use of biological control agents, namely root-boring weevils, and discuss how local land managers can incorporate biological control agent use into their current practices.
The training is geared toward professional vegetation managers, cooperative weed management area partners, weed inspectors, and those with spotted knapweed infestations on their lands. Participants are advised to come prepared to spend time outdoors.
This training is put on through a partnership between the St. Croix River Association, St. Croix – Red Cedar Cooperative Weed Management Area, and Burnett County Land and Water Conservation Department, with financial assistance provided by a National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Pulling Together Initiative grant.
The training is free, but registration is required. To register and learn more, please contact Nicole Butler, Landowner Outreach Assistant for the St. Croix River Association, at (715) 483-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spotted Knapweed Control Training
September 8, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Nicole Butler, Landowner Outreach Assistant
(715) 483-3300 | email@example.com