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Invasive weed education workshops


Two free hands-on workshops will be offered during April that will cover things you need to know to be ready for a successful and safe spring invasive weed season.

Wednesday, April 2 - 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m., Longhouse (across from the cemetery), Nespelem, 5 WSDA credits, includes morning session (2 credits) of Principles of Weed Control, Reading the Label and Applicator Safety.

Linda McLean and Dan Fagerlie, WSU Colville Reservation Extension will review what you need to know from timing for different weeds, to reading the label and safety for the applicator and the environment.

Following a break for lunch, (provide your own), the afternoon session (3 credits) will be your turn to calibrate the equipment. Linda and Dan, assisted by Larry Hudson, Okanogan County Weed Board, will assist participants while they are learning and practicing hands-on calibration of a Broad jet, Handline, Backpack and other application equipment for noxious weed control.

Wednesday, April 23 - 10 am – 12 pm and 1-3 pm, Longhouse (across from the cemetery), Nespelem, 4 WSDA credits includes morning session (2 credits) presented by Larry Skillstad & George Bruno, USDA APHIS and Dan Fagerlie, WSU Extension where they will explain weed identification and Bioagent control. Following a break for lunch, the afternoon session (2 credits) will be an area weed tour led by the same team plus Danielle Blevins, CCT Soil Conservationist, to see weeds in the field and field identification characteristics including common seedlings and rosettes.

Both workshops are hosted by Colville Reservation Extension assisted by CCT Land Operations and Fish and Wildlife Departments in collaboration with WSU Extension through USDA APHIS PPQ Section 10201 Project RAIN funding. Advance registration for these free workshops is required for preparing handouts, equipment, helpers, seating and in case of date, time or location changes. Call the WSU Colville Reservation Extension office to register: 509-634-2304. Questions may be directed to Lois Hart or Linda McLean, or (509) 634-2304. Cooperating Agencies: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, USDA APHIS, Washington State University Extension, USDA FRTEP Award #2013-41580-20796), Okanogan Weed Board and Ferry County. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodations while participating in this program may contact WSU Colville Reservation Extension at (509) 634-2304, or at least five days before the program. Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.


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