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Weed Webinar Series – Increasing Awareness of Invasive Weeds

By: Sarah Sommerfeld, PAg., Regional Forage Specialist, Outlook

September 2017

Weed infestations are a cause for increasing concern. These weeds are perennial and are often hard to control. As a weed infestation increases in size and severity, the cost of control can increase exponentially.

Over the fall and winter months, Ministry of Agriculture Regional Forage Specialists are hosting a series of monthly invasive weed webinars. These webinars are intended to increase awareness of invasive weed species and knowledge around their management. 

Producers and land owners are obligated to manage weeds based on the priority listing within The Saskatchewan Weed Control Act, which lists weeds as Prohibited, Noxious and Nuisance. Noxious weeds are ones that are established in Saskatchewan beyond practical eradication, but are still spreading into non-infested areas. This series of webinars focuses on noxious weeds and will provide practical approaches to help producers and landowners in their weed management strategies.

The first webinar in the series, in which Japanese and Downy brome were discussed, has already taken place. The next webinar will focus on management options for absinth wormwood and will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m. Saskatchewan time.

The remaining webinars are as follows and links are in each title to register for the webinar

Absinth – October 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. 
Topic Specialist: Lorne Klein

Leafy Spurge – November 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. 
Topic Specialist: John Hauer/Nadia Mori

Common Tansy – December 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. 
Topic Specialist: Victoria Nameth/Nadia Mori

Foxtail Barley – January 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. 
Topic Specialist: Sarah Sommerfeld

Burdock – February 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. 
Topic Specialist: Charlotte Ward

Brush Encroachment – March 14, 2018 at 1 p.m. 
Topic Specialist: Andre Bonneau

The webinar format allows participants to view the presentation from any location, provided they are connected to the internet. Webinars are offered free of charge. If you cannot attend the live broadcast, it’s recommended that you register anyway. All registered attendees will receive a link to the recorded webinar which may be viewed after the original broadcast time. Please contact a Regional Forage Specialist or the Agriculture Knowledge Center to obtain the link to register for each webinar.

For more information and assistance with managing invasive weeds contact a Regional Forage Specialist or call the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377.

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