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Invading Your Forest workshop Jan. 17 focuses on invasive species

Jan 13, 2014
Source: Submitted Mile-A-Minute Weed is one of the non-native species which has encroached into Delaware forests.

Invading Your Forest, a workshop on managing invasive species in Delaware woodlands, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, at the ACE building, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. The program is designed for forest landowners, forest businesses, community open-space managers, and anyone interested in learning more about Mile-A-Minute Weed, Kudzu, Porcelainberry, Japanese Hop, Wisteria, Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer and other non-native invaders encroaching into Delaware forestland.

Attendees will learn techniques for identifying and eradicating invasive plants and pests from members of the Delaware Invasive Species Council, University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Service, USDA Agriculture Research Service, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, and experienced landowners.

This workshop is sponsored by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware Forestry Association, and Delaware Tree Farm Program as part of the 2014 Delaware Agricultural Week, which begins Monday, Jan. 13. The annual event provides numerous educational opportunities for those interested in agriculture production: from bees to livestock, irrigation to pasture management, and fruit to vegetables. All educational events will be hosted at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. For more information on all activities surrounding Delaware Ag Week, visit http://sites.udel.edu/delawareagweek/.

Preregistration for the woodland management workshop is required by either calling the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension-Kent County office at 302-730-4000 or emailing Dot Abbott at dotad@udel.edu.

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