Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Dave Ralph, Invasive Species Council of BC
Overview: Several of the highest priority weeds species that affect agricultural production in the Cariboo region will be discussed in detail. Information on their biology and the characteristics that make them difficult to control, and their adverse impacts on grazing, forage and crop production will be presented. Too often, management techniques for invasive plants address the symptoms and not the causes. Producers will gain knowledge on strategic management options that can be taken to effectively prevent and manage these species, and two free phone apps that enable users to identify, report, and manage invasive weeds will be highlighted .
Presenter bio: Dave Ralph joined the Council in May 2015. He has worked extensively with land managers and the agriculture industry in developing invasive plant management strategies and carrying out research for invasive plant control and management recommendations for pasture, range and intensive crop production. His current role with the Council is training and project coordination.
Advance registration is required. Please complete the registration form here.
Funding for this project has been provided in part by ISCBC and in part by the governments of Canada and British Columbia under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Funding is administered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC and the BC Agricultural Research & Development Corporation. This project is part of the Regional Adaptation Program delivered by the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative.
Funding for this project has also been provided by the Cariboo Regional District.