Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stiltgrass Summit

The 2010 Stiltgrass Summit, hosted by the River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area, is scheduled for August 11th and 12th at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Registration and conference information can be found at:


The Stiltgrass Summit should be beneficial to researchers, students, land managers and administrators in the Midwest, Eastern, and Southeastern United States.

Japanese stiltgrass, also called Nepalese browntop or eulalia, is an aggressive invader of forested habitats in the eastern United States. This summit will discuss recent research and management techniques and will feature presentations, panel discussions, field trips, and poster sessions. The summit starts on August 11 with afternoon field trips followed by a reception and poster session. The evening concludes with a presentation on the history on Japanese stiltgrass in the United States. On August 12, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to presentations from stiltgrass researchers and management experts as well as take part in panel discussions on management options. This conference will be useful to anyone involved in Natural Resource management or research in the Eastern United States.

Keynote speakers for the summit are Dr. Les Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut/Invasive Plant Atlas of New England and Mike Ielmini, National Invasive Species Program Coordinator, USDA Forest Service.


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