In the last several years, there has been growing interest in invasive plants and their management. While turf and landscape professionals might be very proficient in the development of a weed management program for turf and/or landscape, invasive plant management often reveals many new and unique challenges. This 4-day program is intended to help participants meet these challenges when attempting to develop an invasive plant management program as part of their business.
The four sessions are presented as follows:
- Principles and Fundamentals of Weed Science (A1)
- State Regulations Pertaining to Invasive Plant Management (A2)
- The Invasive Plant Issue and Invasive Plant Identification (A3)
- Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program (B)
A certificate in Invasive Plant Management may be obtained by attending all four sessions and obtaining a passing grade for each. To earn the certificate, Sessions A1 - A3 can be taken in any order, but must be taken prior to Session B: Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program.
All sessions will be offered annually to facilitate earning the certificate over more than one year’s time. All sessions may also be taken individually.
To obtain information about currently scheduled sessions, refer to our Educational Events listing.
For additional information, contact the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program at (413) 545-0895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.