2021 Webinar: Biological control of Leafy Spurge and Spotted Knapweed in Minnesota


Left: root weevil used to reduce spotted knapweed infestations. Right - cup of beetles being released at leafy spurge infestation
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MN Dept. of Ag

Biological control provides cost-effective, sustainable, long-term management for select infestations.  The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and County Agricultural Inspectors jointly coordinate leafy spurge and spotted knapweed biocontrol in Minnesota.  Monika Chandler (MDA) will discuss how biological control agents are developed including host-specificity testing to reduce the risk of damage to non-target plants.  She will describe how the biocontrol program works for public and private landowners.  Sascha Lodge (DNR Forestry) continues to build Forestry’s weed biocontrol program and will discuss the current status and future plans.

Date: Tuesday March 16, 2021 form 9am-10am
Speaker: Monika Chandler, MN Dept. of Agriculture and Sascha Lodge, MN DNR
Cost: $35 for non-members and $20 for members for the entire series
CEUs: Approved by SAF for 1 Category 1 CFE credits.

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Details on our 2021 webinar series

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Kaitlyn Wilson at kaitlynw@umn.edu.

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115