Cogongrass in the Panhandle
Join us for a workshop on the biology and control of cogongrass.
January 14, 2014
Registration begins at 8:30am (Eastern Time)
Program starts at 9:00am (Eastern Time) and will end at 4:30pm (Eastern Time).
The cost of the workshop is $ 25 and includes lunch.
Please remember to specify which locations when calling to register and purchase the correct location ticket when registering online.
Pesticide CEUs have been requested. We are awaiting final approval and will update this post as soon as we have additional information. If you have questions please contact us at 850-606-5200.
Cogongrass in the Panhandle Workshop
9:00 – 9:50 AM – Overview, Biology and Control of Cogongrass – Dr Greg MacDonald, UF-IFAS Agronomy – Participants will learn what we currently know about the biology and control of cogongrass.
9:50 – 10:40 AM – “Safely Applying Right of Way Herbicides” – Jennifer Bearden & Sheila Dunning, UF-IFAS Extension Okaloosa County – Participants will learn pathways of herbicide efficacy, safety, label-reading, and PPE for common Right of Way Herbicides.
11:00-11:50 AM – Update: “Cogongrass Control in ROW, Forestry and Natural Areas – New Research, New Programs” – Participants will learn herbicide selections, application rates, timing and methods of control being researched and employed in the Southeast.
11:00 – 11:25 AM – “Imazapyr and Glyphosate Application Rate, Timing, and Methods for Cogongrass Control” – Dr Pat Minogue, UF-IFAS/NFREC Forestry
11:25 – 11:50 AM – “USFS/Five-State Forestry Agency Cogongrass Initiative” – Dr Jeff Eickwort, FDACS-Florida Forest Service
11:50 AM – 12:40 PM – “Cooperative Invasive Species Management in the Panhandle”
11:50 – 12:10 – “Breaking down Artificial Barriers to Allow Everyone to Cooperate” –
Brian Pelc, Natural Areas Restoration Specialist with The Nature Conservancy, and Invasive Species Coordinator for the Apalachicola National Forest, USFS
12:10 – 12:25 – A Regional Case Study from the Apalachicola CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area) – Brian Pelc, Natural Areas Restoration Specialist with The Nature Conservancy and Invasive Species Coordinator for the Apalachicola National Forest, USFS
12:25 – 12:40 – A Regional Case Study from the Six Rivers CISMA – Brooke Saari, Sea Grant Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension in Okaloosa and Walton counties
12:40 – 1:30 PM – Lunch (catered-in at each host site)
1:30 – 2:30 PM – “Tools for Identifying, Tracking and Managing Cogongrass across the Landscape” – Participants will learn to use technologies available to identify, track and manage cogongrass infestations.
1:30 – 2:00 PM – “Monitoring Cogongrass Infestations with EDDMapS” – Jed Dillard, UFIFAS Extension Jefferson County
2:00 – 2:30 PM – “A Local Case Study from the City of Tallahassee”– Tony Murray, Coordinator of Environmental Regulation Compliance with City of Tallahassee Environmental Policy and Energy Resources/ Policy & Program Development
The following topics will be covered by Extension faculty at each site.
Okaloosa – Jennifer Bearden and Sheila Dunning
Washington – Mark Mauldin and Josh Thompson
Quincy – Brooke Saari and Scott Jackson
Leon – Will Sheftall and Stan Rosenthal
Jefferson – Jed Dillard
2:30 – 2:55 PM – Cogongrass and Look-alikes ID – Participants will learn how to identify Cogongrass and some similar plants.
3:00 – 3:25 PM – Label Reading Exercise – Participants will learn to read herbicide labels and why it is important.
3:30 – 3:55 PM – Sprayer Calibration – Participants will learn methods to calibrate ATV and Backpack sprayer equipment.
4:00 – 4:25 PM – Personal Protective Equipment – Participants will learn proper equipment and why it is important.
4:25-4:30 PM – Evaluation