Registration is now open for the 20th Annual SW Noxious/Invasive Short Course!

You must register online:

https://www.regonline.com/register/login.aspx?eventID=1131396&MethodId=0&EventsessionId=

Here are the details.

20th ​Annual ​Southwestern ​Noxious/Invasive ​Weed ​Short ​Course

San ​Juan ​College ​in ​the ​Henderson ​Fine ​Arts ​Center
4601 ​College ​Boulevard ​ ​
Rooms ​9008 ​9010 ​9012 ​
Farmington, ​New ​Mexico ​87402

Dates: ​​July ​22, ​23, ​and ​24, ​2014.

Location: ​San ​Juan ​College, ​4601 ​College ​Blvd, ​Farmington, ​NM ​87402 ​(The ​classroom ​portion ​of ​the ​short ​course ​will ​be ​held ​in ​the ​Henderson ​Fine ​Arts ​Center, ​which ​is ​located ​on ​the ​San ​Juan ​College ​Campus, ​Rooms ​9008 ​and ​9010).

Background: ​The ​primary ​purpose ​of ​this ​regional ​2.5-day ​Short ​Course ​is ​to ​explore ​the ​management ​of ​noxious, ​invasive ​weeds ​that ​are ​common ​or ​threaten ​the ​southwestern ​U.S. ​ ​ Local, ​regional, ​and ​national ​experts ​will ​share ​their ​ knowledge ​regarding ​this ​critical ​issue. ​ ​The ​course ​is ​broken ​into ​2 ​tracks ​– ​beginning, ​for ​those ​wanting ​to ​learn ​about ​ the ​various ​species ​of ​interest, ​and ​advanced, ​for ​those ​ interested ​in ​going ​beyond ​plant ​ID ​and ​basic ​management ​ principles. ​ ​Although ​the ​short ​course ​is ​presented ​in ​2 ​ tracks ​you ​will ​be ​free ​to ​tailor ​your ​attendance ​in ​a ​way ​ that ​best ​fits ​your ​needs. ​ ​A ​half-day ​field ​trip ​from ​ Farmington, ​NM ​to ​Durango, ​CO ​on ​the ​afternoon ​of ​July ​23rd ​ will ​provide ​hands-on ​experience ​with ​identifying ​noxious ​weeds ​ and ​discussing ​various ​integrated ​weed ​management ​options. ​ ​ Draft Agenda is attached.

Registration ​and ​Payment: ​Registration ​fee ​for ​the ​short ​course ​is ​$300 ​until ​July 9, ​and ​$330 ​thereafter. ​ ​ ​Credit ​card ​payments ​are ​the ​fastest ​way ​to ​register and will immediately confirm your participation. ​ ​If ​paying ​by ​check ​or ​P.O. ​please ​make ​your ​check ​or ​P.O. ​payable ​to ​ “University ​of ​Arizona” ​(TIN ​#74‐2652689) ​and ​write ​in ​the ​ check ​memo ​”Noxious ​Weed ​Short ​Course”. ​ ​Send ​check ​or ​P.O. ​payments ​to ​Dr. ​Larry ​Howery, ​1311 ​E. ​4th ​St. ​Room ​325, ​The ​University ​of ​Arizona, ​Tucson, ​AZ ​85721. ​ ​

What ​you ​get!

• 2.5 ​days ​of ​intensive, ​excellent ​instruction ​from ​invasive ​plant ​experts
• Great ​networking ​opportunity ​to ​meet ​these ​experts ​and ​other ​weed ​managers
• Compilation ​of ​’fact ​sheets’ ​and ​other ​publications ​on ​many ​weed ​species ​and ​tips ​for ​managing ​problem ​plants
• 2 ​lunches, ​snacks ​and ​drinks ​during ​breaks
• Round trip ​field ​trip ​via ​air-conditioned ​bus ​from ​Farmington, ​NM ​to ​Durango, ​CO ​and ​back ​
• Opportunities ​to ​take ​pictures ​of ​various ​invasive ​plant ​ species ​and ​hear ​field ​presentations ​concerning ​various ​invasive ​plant ​problems
• Opportunities ​for ​you ​to ​learn ​from ​invasive ​plant ​experts ​ about ​integrated ​management ​options ​for ​problem ​species ​in ​both ​classroom ​and ​outdoor ​settings
• All ​of ​this ​presented ​to ​you ​in ​a ​fun, ​learning ​environment ​in ​a ​beautiful ​corner ​of ​the ​Southwestern ​U.S.

Beginning Track Topics: For those wanting to learn about the various species of interest.

• Intro to the Course and to Invasive Plants
• State and Federal Perspectives
• Invasive Grasses of the SWUS
• Invasive Woody Plants in the SWUS
• Thistles
• Knapweeds
• Additional Species of Interest
• Invasive Aquatics
• Using Herbicides
• Using Biocontrol
• Using Integrated Weed Management
• Herbicide Resistance and How to Avoid It
• Unmanned Aerial Systems
• Building a Weed Management Program
• Topics of Interest from the Audience
• Field Trip from Farmington, NM to Durango, CO!

Advanced Track Topics: For those interested in going beyond plant ID and basic management principles.

• Intro to the Course and to Invasive Plants
• State and Federal Perspectives
• Invasive Woody Plants in the SWUS
• Targeted Grazing
• Building Partnerships
• Invasive Weed Management in Riparian Settings
• Mechanisms and modes of actions of herbicides
• Environmental and Economic Impacts of Invasive Plants
• Ecological Traits of Invasive Plants
• Herbicide Registration Process
• Leaf Surfaces and the Effects of Adjuvants
• Evolution of the Herbicide Industry
• Herbicide Resistance and How to Avoid It
• Unmanned Aerial Systems
• Building a Weed Management Program
• Topics of Interest from the Audience
• Field Trip from Farmington, NM to Durango, CO!

Registration ​Policies ​(please ​read ​carefully ​– ​email ​Dr. ​ Howery ​if ​you ​have ​questions): ​

Please ​register ​early ​to reserve ​your ​spot ​for ​the ​course! ​ ​Your ​seat ​is ​not ​reserved and your reservation is not confirmed ​until ​we ​have ​received ​your ​full ​registration ​payment ​via ​a ​valid ​credit ​card, ​purchase ​order, ​money ​order, ​or ​check. ​ ​If ​you ​register ​and ​decide ​to ​cancel ​you ​will ​receive ​a ​full ​refund ​up ​until ​July ​9, ​2014. ​ ​If ​you ​have ​paid ​but ​fail ​ to ​cancel ​your ​registration ​by ​July ​9, ​no ​refunds ​will ​be ​ given ​due ​to ​our ​obligation ​to ​pay ​for ​meals, ​busses, ​ facility ​rental, ​and ​other ​financial ​obligations. ​ ​If ​we ​have ​ not ​received ​your ​full ​payment ​by ​July ​9 ​you ​will ​be ​moved ​ to ​a ​wait ​list ​with ​no ​guarantee ​that ​your ​seat ​will ​be ​ reserved ​(paid ​participants ​will ​receive ​priority). ​ ​If ​you ​are ​selected ​from ​the ​wait ​list ​you ​must ​pay ​$330. ​ ​You ​can ​avoid ​all ​of ​this ​by ​getting ​registered ​early.

Registration ​will ​be ​closed ​if ​we ​reach ​90 ​paid ​ participants. ​ ​If ​the ​course ​is ​full ​before ​July ​9, ​please ​ sign ​up ​for ​the ​wait ​list ​as ​we ​may ​get ​cancellations ​or ​ there ​may ​be ​those ​who ​do ​not ​get ​their ​payment ​in ​before ​July ​9 ​(paid ​participants ​will ​receive ​priority). ​ ​If ​the ​ short ​course ​is ​full ​there ​will ​be ​no ​registration ​at ​the ​ door. ​ ​Registration ​is ​limited ​to ​20 ​people ​per ​organization. ​ ​ ​Check ​in ​will ​begin ​at ​7am ​on ​7/22/14 ​at ​the ​Henderson ​ Fine ​Arts ​Center.

Questions? ​​Please ​email ​Dr. ​Larry ​Howery ​(lhowery).

Lodging: ​There ​is ​no ​designated ​conference ​hotel ​for ​this ​short ​course ​but ​here ​are ​a ​few ​links ​that ​might ​help ​you ​ to ​reserve ​your ​lodging ​in ​Farmington: ​

http://hotelguides.com
http://www.tripadvisor.com
http://www.hotels.com/

Contacts:

Dr. ​Larry ​Howery ​(U ​of ​A)
lhowery@ag.arizona.edu ​
520-309-5412

Dr. ​Richard ​Lee ​(BLM)
Richard_Lee@blm.gov ​
303-236-1734

Issued ​in ​accordance ​with ​Cooperative ​Extension ​work ​acts ​ of ​May ​8 ​and ​June ​30, ​1914, ​in ​cooperation ​with ​the ​U. ​S. ​ Department ​of ​Agriculture, ​Dr. ​Jeff ​Silvertooth, ​Director, ​ Cooperative ​Extension, ​College ​of ​Agriculture ​and ​Life ​Sciences, ​The ​University ​of ​Arizona. ​ ​ ​The ​information ​given ​herein ​is ​supplied ​with ​the ​understanding ​that ​no ​discrimination ​is ​ intended ​and ​no ​endorsement ​given ​by ​The ​University ​of ​Arizona ​Extension ​is ​implied. ​ ​ ​The ​University ​of ​Arizona ​is ​an ​ equal ​opportunity, ​affirmative ​action ​institution. ​ ​The ​ University ​does ​not ​discriminate ​on ​the ​basis ​if ​race, ​color, ​ religion, ​sex, ​national ​origin, ​age, ​disability, ​veteran ​status, ​or ​sexual ​orientation ​in ​its ​programs ​and ​activities. ​ ​ Persons ​with ​a ​disability ​may ​request ​a ​reasonable ​ accommodation, ​such ​as ​sign ​language ​interpreter, ​by ​contacting ​ SNRE ​(520) ​621-7255. ​ ​Requests ​should ​be ​made ​as ​early ​as ​ possible ​to ​arrange ​the ​accommodation.

2014 SW Noxious Weed Short Course – DRAFT AGENDA.doc

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