2015 Field Weed Identification Workshop
Friday May 1st, 2015
Workshop 9am-3pm, Palisade Insectary Tour 3-4pm
Grand Junction, Colorado
Exact meeting spot in Grand Junction TBD - details will be sent out to registered attendees.
COST = Workshop is FREE but you must register to attend!
Free drinks and snacks will be provided, and each attendee will receive a copy of the latest edition of the Noxious Weeds of Colorado identification booklet!
People who should attend:
If so, please join us on Friday May 1st for a field tour of several sites in the Grand Valley to learn how to identify a list of local noxious weeds in the field, followed by a tour of the Colorado Department of Agriculture Palisade Insectary to learn more about local biocontrol options. Each attendee will receive a free copy of the Noxious Weeds of Colorado booklet which will be used as a training tool.
- Do you have a seasonal weed management crew you need to train?
- Are you an environmental consultant, or oil & gas employee responsible for weed management?
- Are you an herbicide spray contractor?
- Are you a lawn & garden professional?
- Are you a private landowner who just wants to know how to identify the noxious weeds on your property?
- Are you a plant identification enthusiast who just wants to know more about the good and bad plants in the Grand Valley?
Drinks and snacks will be provided but please bring your own lunch!Again, this event is FREE but you MUST register to attend!
If you have further questions, please call Julie Knudson at the Tamarisk Coalition at 970-256-7400 for more information.Event is sponsored by Tamarisk Coalition, Xcel Energy, and Gates Family Foundation. Partners include Mesa County, CSU Extension, Palisade Insectary, CSU Native Plant/Master Gardeners, Western Colorado Conservation Corps, CSU Extension Small Acreage Program, and Montrose County.
SEE BELOW FOR A SISTER EVENT BEING HELD THE SAME WEEK AS OUR EVENT:
Our event is being held in conjunction with Colorado Weed Management Association's "Weeds 101" being held in Montrose, CO on Wednesday April 29th, a 1-day Classroom Workshop that addresses the following and is a great complimentary classroom course for training seasonal crews etc. That course addresses:
- Characteristics and ecology of invasive weeds
- Colorado’s noxious weed law
- Herbicides used for control
- Sprayer calibration
- Ecologically-based weed management using local examples
For more information go to http://www.cwma.org/events.html