Invasive and Noxious Weeds Short Course June 25-27 at North Platte - UNL CropWatch, June 10, 2013

Invasive and Noxious Weeds Short Course June 25-27 at North Platte - UNL CropWatch, June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013

There is still time to register for the 2013 North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC). It will be held June 25-27 at the UNL West Central Research and Extension Center near North Platte.

The short course offers intense, hands-on learning about invasive plants and noxious weeds, field site visits, valuable resource materials, and opportunities to interact with experts on these topics. Instructors will include:

  • George Beck, Colorado State University
  • Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Anita Dille, Kansas State University
  • Richard Hansen, USDA APHIS, Colorado
  • Ellen Jacquart, The Nature Conservancy
  • Chad Jones, Connecticut College
  • John Kartesz, BONAP, North Carolina
  • Andrew Kniss, University of Wyoming
  • Jane Mangold, Montana State University
  • Joe Milan, US BLM, Idaho
  • Tim Prather, University of Idaho
  • Tom Stohlgren, USGS, Colorado
  • Jerry Volesky, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Steve Young, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

A special session has been planned on the use of biocontrol for invasive plant species. It will include hands-on activities and presentations by experts who routinely work with biocontrol agents.

NAIPSC is recommended for weed managers from entry level to highly experienced who want to learn more about invasive and noxious weed ecology and management. CEUs are available.

To find out more about the 2013 NAIPSC brochure and to register online, visit the NAIPSC website.

Steve Young
NAIPSC Organizer and UNL Extension Weed Scientist