Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Webinar series offered on using herbicides to manage unwanted forest vegetation

Out of necessity, forest landowners and resource managers are increasingly turning to herbicides to manage undesirable vegetation. A number of factors are increasing the need for vegetation management including; vegetation interfering with forest regeneration, poorly planned and executed timber harvesting practices, a profusion of invasive plant species, and over-browsing by deer shifting species composition.

The Herbicides and Forest Vegetation Management Webinar Series will teach participants how to use herbicides safely and effectively to manage problem vegetation through a series of three one hour “live” online lectures that can be viewed from the convenience of your home or work computer. Sessions run for three weeks on Wednesdays, January 2, 9, and 16, 2019 from 2:00-3:00 PM. All lectures will be recorded and can be viewed later if “live” sessions are missed. The series is brought to you by Penn State Extension and Arborchem Products.

These live online sessions will examine the use of herbicides to manage forest vegetation and provide information to address some misconceptions concerning herbicide use in forests. Forestry labeled herbicides are effective and environmentally sound; however, their use remains controversial.

Topics covered include:
  Personal and environmental safety of forestry herbicides
  Herbicide application equipment and techniques
  Managing competing and invasive plants in forests and fields

Forestry labeled herbicides are a low risk, economical, and effective means of controlling undesirable vegetation in forests. They can be used for achieving many objectives. Listen in on the live sessions and learn from the experts. Pesticide recertification credits will be available for all sessions.

For more information and to register go to: https://extension.psu.edu/introduction-to-herbicides-and-forest-vegetation-management-webinar-series or call 1-877-345-0691. Registration deadline is Friday, December 28, 2018. For questions contact Dave Jackson at drj11@psu.edu or call 814-574-1132.

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Dave Jackson at 814-355-4897 in advance of your participation or visit.

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