Knocking Out Noxious Weeds on Rangelands

Workshop Series

The direct annual cost to monitor and control invasive plants in California is $82 million, and indirect economic impacts are even larger. Despite disparate efforts, noxious weeds are continuing to invade rangelands and other working landscapes, highlighting the need for approaches that maximize cost effectiveness of reduced-risk practices while promoting biodiversity.

We held a series of workshops across California to share information on recent developments in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) rangeland research and field application with land managers. At these workshops, we also deployed participant surveys to learn about local experiences and perceptions of rangeland weed control practices. To find out more about the preliminary results of this survey data, click HERE.

Santa Maria: February 20, 2018

Top 5 Weeds: Rangeland/Open Space

  • Stephanie Stark, Santa Barbara County Ag Commissioner’s Office

Tips, Tricks and Tools: Local and Online Resources for Producers

  • Anna Olsen, Executive Director, Cachuma Resource Conservation District

Ecology and Management of Medusahead

  • Matthew Shapero, UC Cooperative Extension Livestock and Range Advisor for Ventura and Santa Barbara County

Case Study: Managing Pepperweed in Rangeland Ecosystems

  • Tom Getts, UC Cooperative Extension Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor

Adaptive Grazing Management for Weed Control

  • Leslie Roche, Ph.D., UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in Rangeland Management

Safety Never Takes a Day Off: Laws and Reality to Create a Safe and Compliant Pesticide Application

  • Lisa Blecker, UC Cooperative Extension, Coordinator, Pesticide Safety Education Program and Office of Pesticide Information and Coordination

Land Manager Perspectives on Rangeland Weed Management Practices

  • Leslie Roche, Ph.D., UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in Rangeland Management

Post-Fire Assistance Programs

  • Bob Gillaspy, State Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA NRCS

Laws and Regulations Update with a Focus on Vertebrate Pest Control Labels

  • Debbie Trupe, Santa Barbara County Ag Commissioner’s Office

New Options and Tested Methods for Weed Management

  • Rick Miller, Rangeland Specialist, Dow AgroSciences


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