2017 WSU Extension Pesticide Recertification Event
Agenda for Tuesday December 5th 2017
3:00 – 3:50 Topic: Weed Control in Alfalfa and New Pasture Fields
Presented by Lori Jasman, Wilbur Ellis
In this presentation, Lori will discuss products and methodologies for weed control in Alfalfa fields and in newly developed pastures.
4:00 – 4:50 Topic: Weeds and Plants That Could Be Making Your Animals Sick
Presented by Cindy Jennings, Stevens County Weed Board
This session will focus on plant identification identification and symptoms of animal poisoning from plants we see around the county. These include noxious weeds, native plants and trees.
5:00 – 5:50 Topic: Identification of Weeds in Stevens County
Presented by Presented by Cindy Jennings, Stevens County Weed Board
This presentation will focus on identification of Noxious Weeds in our area. Included will be identification of Class A and B designate, including Class B and C Select Weeds. This session will end with a quiz to help attendees evaluate their own weed identification prowess!
Agenda for Tuesday December 12th 2017
3:00 – 3:50 Topic: Controlling Noxious Weeds in Rangeland
Presented by Tip Hudson, Associate professor, rangeland & livestock management, WSU Extension
Manipulating duration, timing, intensity, and frequency of grazing use on both rangelands and tame pastures affects plant species composition, soil health, soil compaction, water infiltration rates, soil fertility, as well as animal health. Specifically, management that promotes desirable perennial forage species and discourages undesirable species through controlling seed production or reducing vigor reduces the need for herbicides and insecticides to control invasive plants, insects, and internal parasites. This session will cover general grazing management to promote pasture health and preferred plant productivity as well as targeted grazing strategies to control common noxious weeds which are commonly treated with herbicide. It will also discuss important grazing variables to consider in grazing to control undesirable vegetation after wildfire without damaging desirable plants.
4:00 – 4:50 Topic: Managing Invasive Weeds on Rangeland and Wildland Landscapes
Presented by Chase Bolyard, Rangeland Managment and Invasive Plants Specialist, Newport/Sullivan Lake Ranger Districts, Colville National Forest
Managing invasive weeds in rangeland and wildland landscapes presents many challenges. While we have many tools that allow us to successfully manage invasive plants, we are lacking in our ability to address restoration needs adequately post-treatment. This presentation will address aspects of both sides of this issue with the hopes of improving understanding and working toward better post-treatment landscapes.
5:00 – 5:50 Topic: Online Tools and Mobile Apps to use in Weed Control, Reporting, and Mapping
Presented by Nils Johnson, WSU Stevens County Extension
Tired of trying to interpret your hand scrawled pesticide application notes after they’ve gotten wet and then rattled around on the floor of your truck? This session will focus on mobile device apps and online tools designed to simplify your record keeping process. Included will be tools for viewing pesticide labels, capturing weather conditions during pesticide application, reporting weed stands on public land, as well as dedicated mobile apps designed to manage multiple pesticide application areas.