Events and Workshops
Weedy Wednesday Webinar (W3) Series
This 7-webinar series is co-sponsored with Montana Weed Control Association. Webinars will take place via Webex on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in February and March, 2021, with the exception of March 10. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required for each webinar. Please click on "Register" below each date and topic to register for that webinar. Webinars that qualify for 1 pesticide applicator credit are indicated with an asterisk (*).
February 3 Recognizing Herbicide Symptoms*
Noelle Orloff, Montana State University
February 10 Herbicide Resistance: Best Management Practices in Crop and Non-Crop Areas*
Dr. Albert Adjesiwor, University of Idaho
February 17 Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp
Drs. Tim Seipel and Lovreet Shergill, Montana State University
February 24 Complying with the Noxious Weed Control Act
Jasmine Reimer, Montana Dept. of Agriculture; Ambur Burch, Beaverhead County Weed District; and Brian Ostwald and Pam Schwend, Carbon County Weed District
March 3 Cropping Systems as a Tool for Weed Management
Dr. Kent McVay, Montana State University
March 17 Revegetation as Part of Weed Management: Tips for Success
Monica Pokorny, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
March 24 Predictive Habitat Suitability Models for Invasive Plants
Bryce Maxell, Montana Natural Heritage Program
March 31 Crafting a Tank Mix: How to Ensure Efficient Control of Invasive Plants
Mat Walter, Montana State University Extension, Lewis and Clark County
Noxious Weed Management Certification
The Mangold lab offers Noxious Weed Management Certification workshops, which are typically 3-day studies of weed biology, ecology, and management. They are designed to benefit both those new to weed management and experienced professionals. This series of workshops (Level 1 through Level 3) provides training opportunities for local, state, federal government, and other land managers in Montana interested in current advances in noxious weed management. Course complexity increases with subsequent levels. Pesticide applicator recertification credits are available for each workshop.
Level 3 is tentatively scheduled for September 8-9, 2021, in Bozeman MT.
Participants must have completed Levels 1 and 2 to attend Level 3. Stay tuned for more details!
|Workshops||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Overview||The first course in the series emphasizes basics of plant biology, range ecology, plant identification, and other weed ecology topics. Participants learn the basics of management techniques, such as targeted grazing, biological control, and revegetation. Herbicide as a management technique is covered in depth, including herbicide mode of action, herbicide resistance, and herbicide formulations.||
This upper level 3-day course focuses on more in-depth weed ecology, management, and identification. Additional topics include management recommendations for selected species and revegetation guidelines. Participants spend a half day in the field learning about on-site research and monitoring.
Final installment of the series of courses. The first day focuses on site assessment and monitoring techniques with a full day site visit. On the second day, participants learn about organizing, analyzing, and applying monitoring data. Participants are assigned a take-home project that includes collecting and analyzing original data from a project developed in their area.
|Example agendas||Level 1 Fall 2018 Agenda||Level 2 Fall 2016 Agenda||Level 3 Fall 2017 Agenda|
|Past courses||Offered spring and fall 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018.||Offered spring 2013, fall 2014, 2016, and 2018.||Offered spring 2015 and fall 2017. Will be offered fall 2020.|
"I am so impressed with the MSU staff that presented most of the class. I learned so much that I immediately use in my job."Level 1 participant
"Best workshop that I have attended in the last 25 years."Level 1 participant
"Love the workshop. This is the type of training that veteran weed managers need."Level 2 participant
"I get so discouraged working in weed management as so many times the process seems like a ton of resources devoted to a never-ending, never-improving process- This course gave me hope, ideas, and inspiration."Level 2 participant
"This class was excellent. I'm pumped to get back to work and start implementing some of the things I've learned."Level 2 participant