Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Free invasive species workshop coming in October

The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting an invasive species workshop titled "Weeds Gone Wild" on October 14th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the CHS Building in downtown Jasper. There is no registration fee for attending this workshop however, we are requesting for reservations to be made by calling Katherine at (205)387-1879. There will be 4.0 PLM credit hours for Professional Logging Managers, 4.0 CFE continuing education units for Registered Foresters and 10 commercial pesticide applicator recertification points for agriculture plant pest control, demonstration and research, forest pest control and right of way pest control for attending the workshop. Registration for CFE's, PLM's and recertification points will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Below is an overview of the workshop agenda.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome by Bruce Hamrick, Chairman, Walker County Commission
9:10 - 10:10 Topic Introduction by Stephen Enloe, Ext. Weed Specialist, Auburn University
10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 10:50 Cogongrass presentation by Jim Jeter, BMP Coordinator, Alabama Forestry Commission
10:50 - 11:10 Landscape Escapees by Danny Cain, County Extension Coordinator, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
11:10 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 Invasive controls with herbicide by Victor Nichols, Chemical Representative, BASF
1:00 - 1:10 Open discussion by Dorman Grace, Chairman, Walker County Soil & Water Conservation District
1:10 - 2:00 Privet eradication demonstration by Stephen Enloe and Danny Cain

The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to express a special thanks to the Alabama Invasive Plant Council for the grant that was received which helped to provide the funding for this workshop.

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