Aquatic Weed School Sept. 5-6, UC Davis
Aquatic Weed School 2012, Sept. 5-6, 2012
Plant Science Bowley Teaching Center, UC Davis
The Aquatic Weed School 2012 is an intensive two-day course focusing on issues associated with developing weed management strategies in a variety of aquatic ecosystems. The course provides a rare opportunity for professionals to efficiently update their understanding of aquatic weeds and interact with experts in this field. The Aquatic Weed School is designed for those involved in consulting, research, and management of aquatic weed systems throughout the western United States.
The course covers
- ecological classification and impacts of aquatic weeds
- biology of aquatic weeds
- physical and chemical characteristics
- regulatory issues [update on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), prevention strategies, Calif. Dept. of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) aquatic plant eradication programs, and legal aspects of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)]
- aquatic weed identification and potentially new invasives
- outdoor application equipment
- adjuvants and surfactants for aquatic systems
- water management for aquatic weed control
- decision making process for selection of appropriate management options
- physical and mechanical control methods [physical removal techniques, bottom barriers, use of natural (jute) and synthetic fibers as a bottom barrier]
- biological control (fish, insects and pathogens)
- chemical control [precision application techniques, mode of action and degradation of aquatic herbicides, algae control methods (chemical and non-chemical), tools for small pond management, practical uses and application techniques for aquatic herbicides in riparian systems]
- marine invasive species
- restoration and sustainable ecosystem management
The topics are presented in a lecture, laboratory and demonstration formats. Each attendee will receive a course notebook with lecture summaries and related materials.
DATES and TIMES
Sept, 5-6, 2012 (Wednesday-Thursday). Check-in is 8:30 a.m -9 a.m. on Day 1.
Day 1:: 9 a.m. - 4:35 p.m.
Day 2:: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION and PARKING
The course will held at the Bowley Plant Science Teaching Center on the UC Davis campus.
Visitor Parking lot 30 (VP30 is the closest parking lot to the Bowley Plant Science Teaching Center)
The closest parking lot to the Bowley Plant Science Teaching Center is VP Lot 30. For more information on parking on campus, visit the UC Davis Transportation & Parking Services. Daily visitor parking permits cost $7.