Conservation Training

Getting the most out of chemical control of wetland invasive plants with herbicide-additive systems

September 22, 2023

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Online

Unfortunately, invasive species are ubiquitous in our landscape, and a large portion of most natural areas management budgets are directed at eradication programs. In some situations, non-chemical methods are appropriate and effective, but often we must rely on herbicide applications to accomplish our management goals. While this practice is not without its potential drawbacks, judicious and informed use of herbicides can minimize their negative impacts and improve project outcomes, while at the same time reducing costs associated with invasive species management. Management efforts will be more successful if mangers pay attention to the connections between herbicide chemistry and target plant anatomy and physiology. Herbicide performance can be enhanced with a wide variety of herbicide additives and directed application techniques. This presentation will demonstrate ways to get the most out of chemical control by taking advantage of herbicide-additive systems and detail the essentials of target plant anatomy and physiology as they relate to invasive species suppression. You won’t want to miss this, since speaker Craig Annen will be giving away a lot of trade secrets.