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"Understanding Noxious Weed Control in Pastures, CRP, Roadsides & Gravel Source Areas"

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The control of perennial noxious weeds can often be troublesome for farmers, CRP landowners, county and township road/weed department officials, and other land managers. Thanks to modern technology and a better understanding of biological control methods, land and roadside managers have new and effective tools to control such problem weeds. This plot tour and educational programplans to address these topics.

The Eastern Mahnomen County Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Steering Committee invites you to an Informational Meeting:

June 18, 2009 (Thursday)
Plot Tour at 8:30 AM —- Program at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Pinehurst Resort, Naytahwaush, MN

Agenda:

8:30 Plot Tour - Carlyle Holen (UofME), Scott Anderson (Dow)
(1/2 mile North of Waubun, MN, on West side of US HWY 59)

Educational Program at Pinehurst Resort
10:00 CWMA Introduction- Pete Revier (Co. Ag Inspector)
10:10 Invasive Plant Identification/Native Prairie as Cultural Control-
Cathy Henry (USFWS)
10:40 Timing for Canada Thistle Control in CRP- Carlyle Holen (UofME)
11:05 Biological Control of Spotted Knapweed- Monika Chandler (MDA),
Dawn Kier (WERTC)
11:40 Research on Milestone Herbicide- Mary Halstvedt (Dow)
12:05 Technical & Financial Assistance Programs- Dusty Jasken (NRCS)
12:30 Lunch- Provided by Dow AgroSciences

Directions to Pinehurst Resort:
From Mahnomen
16.5 miles East on State Highway 200 to Mah-Konce
Turn South on County Road 4, travel 6 miles
Resort is on North side of road, on North Twin Lake

For more information contact:
Ray Bisek
Mahnomen/Norman
Extension Educator
(218) 935-2226 / (218) 784-5550

Aaron Neubert
Mahnomen SWCD
(218) 935-2987

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