Woodland Management Workshop at Del. Ag. Week on Jan. 17

Invading Your Forest – Woodland Management Workshop
at Delaware Ag. Week on Jan. 17 at Delaware State Fairgrounds

Mile-A-Minute Weed
Mile-A-Minute Weed

“Invading Your Forest,” a workshop on managing invasive species in Delaware woodlands, will be held on Friday, January 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ACE building-Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. The program is designed for forest landowners, forest businesses, community ‘open-space’ managers, and anyone interested in learning more about Mile-A-Minute Weed, Kudzu, Porcelainberry, Japanese Hop, Wisteria, Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer and other non-native invaders encroaching into Delaware forestland.

Attendees will learn techniques for identifying and eradicating invasive plants and pests from members of the Delaware Invasive Species Council, University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware Department of Agriculture, USDA-Natural Resources Service, USDA-Agriculture Research Service, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control and ‘experienced’ landowners.

This workshop is sponsored by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware Forestry Association and Delaware Tree Farm Program as part of the 2014 Delaware Agricultural Week, which begins January 13. The annual event provides numerous educational opportunities for those interested in agriculture production: from bees to livestock, irrigation to pasture management, and fruit to vegetables. All educational events will be hosted at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, in Harrington. For more information on all activities surrounding Delaware AG Week, visit the website: http://sites.udel.edu/delawareagweek/

Preregistration for the woodland management workshop is required by either calling the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension-Kent County office @ 302-730-4000 or emailing Dot Abbott @ dotad@udel.edu  

Media Contact: Dot Abbott (302) 730-4000
Email: dotad@udel.edu
University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
69 Transportation Circle, Dover, Delaware 19901