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Invasive Weeds Workshops April-May 2011

Workshops Sponsored By:
Coronado RC&D; U of A Cooperative Extension; Natural Resources Conservation Service(NRCS); Arizona State Forestry; and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

View PDF flyer of this event HERE.Yellow Starthistle

DO YOU HAVE THESE WEEDS ON YOUR LAND?

  •  Onionweed
  •  Malta starthistle
  •  Yellow starthistle
  •  African rue
  •  Russian knapweed

If you have any of these five target species, you are eligible to participate in the Cochise, Graham & Greenlee Counties Invasive Weed Rapid Response Program at no cost.

Come and learn about the noxious, invasive weeds that can harm your property and your neighbor's!  To be eligible for free herbicide or assistance in treating invasive weeds on your property, you must attend one of the following workshops:

Date Location Time
April 5, 2011 Safford Ag Center 9 am to Noon
April 6, 2011 Duncan Jockey Club 9 am to Noon
April 8, 2011 Portal Library 10:30 am to Noon
April 20, 2011 Elfrida Community Center 9 am to Noon
April 28, 2011 St. David Monastery 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
April 29, 2011 San Simon School Computer Room 9 am to Noon
April 30, 2011 Cascabel Community Center 9 am to Noon
May 13, 2011 Eagle Creek School 9 am to Noon

AGENDA
9:00 a.m.         Registration, Welcome and Introductions
9:15-10:15       Noxious, Invasive Weeds—Identification & Growth Habits presented by Kim McReynolds,
                       U of A Cooperative Extension
10:15-10:30     BREAK
10:30-12:00     Integrated Weed Control Techniques:
                            -Rapid Response Program by Kim McReynolds
                            -Use of Monitoring/Tracking Form by Kim McReynolds
                            -Hand Pulling Techniques by Kim McReynolds
                            -Types and Safety in Using Herbicides by Eddie Foster or Art Meen, NRCS
                            -Calibration of Equipment by Eddie Foster or Art Meen, NRCS
12:00               ADJOURN

To REGISTER for any of the workshops contact Kim Webb, Coronado RC&D Council Clerk at (520) 384-2229 x124 or kim.webb@rcdnet.net