Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Invasive Plants Workshop

In honor of Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month, Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership is hosting an Invasive Plants Workshop.

Please register early!

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Time: 8am – 3:30pm
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, Regenstein Center-Alsdorf Auditorium, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Directions to the Garden: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/visit/directions
Click here to download: Agenda, Workshop Registration Form, Exhibitor Registration Form

The Agenda for the Workshop
8:00 – 8:30 am        Coffee and Tea

8:30 – 8:40 am        Welcome and Introduction

8:40 – 9:45 am        Updates on New Invaders/Plants at Our Borders
Update on New Invaders Watch Program Website and Access – Deb Maurer, Lake County FPD
Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stiltgrass): Natural History and Control – Chris Evans, River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area

9:45 – 10:00 am      Break

10:00 – 10:40 am     Ornamental Invasive Plants
Miscanthus spp. (Japanese and Chinese silvergrass) – Kay Havens, Chicago Botanic Garden
Euonymus spp. (Burning bush) – Brendon Panke, University of Wisconsin, Madison

10:45 am – noon    Aquatic Issues
Hydrilla Management Plan – Cathy McGlynn, NIIPP Coordinator
NPDES Permits for Use of Herbicides in Aquatic Areas – Leslie Lowry, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

noon – 1:15 pm      Lunch (included with workshop registration fee for all pre-registrants)

1:15 – 2:30 pm        Best Management Practices
Asian Bittersweet – Rebecca Grill, Park District of Highland Park
Reed Canary Grass – Ryan Campbell, Fermilab Natural Areas
Phragmites – Brook Herman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Tall Goldenrod – David Hodge, Turning Leaf Conservation
Wild Chervil – Ben Haberthur, Kane County FPD

2:30 – 2:45 pm       Break

2:45 – 3:15 pm        New Herbicides and Application Methods
Herbicide Update – Rick Shulte, Crop Production Services
Buckthorn Wand – Jim Steffen, Chicago Botanic Garden
Phragmites Wiper Tool – Cathy McGlynn, NIIPP Coordinator
3:15 – 3:30 pm        Final Questions and Closing Remarks


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