Invasive plant management field day on Aug. 6

Madison, Wis. – Learn how to identify and manage terrestrially invasive plants in grasslands and forests at a FREE field day hosted by the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin (IPAW) on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin Arlington Research Station (N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, WI 53911).

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Dow Agrosciences and Crop Production Services, this event provides hands-on training on a range of topics including:

  • Identifying invasive woody and herbaceous plants
  • Application tips for control of invasive woody plants with herbicides
  • Proper calibration of herbicide equipment
  • Use of herbicides to manage invasive plants in diverse prairies
  • Reporting invasive plant species through the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN)

Dow Agrosciences will provide lunch for all registered attendees. During lunch, Rich Henderson, a plant ecologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will discuss the history of prairies in Southern Wisconsin and the factors attributed to the spread of invasive plants in this habitat.

While attendance is free, limited space is available so we encourage early registration. Individuals can register online here (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO REGISTER).

Contact: Mark Renz, Assistant Professor, UW-Extension Weed Specialist, 608-263-7437,