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

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.  Monika 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.

Webinar Resources:

EDD MapS - Invasive species reporting and mapping system

Midwest Invasive Plant Network

MN DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Specialists

Date: Tuesday March 16, 2021 form 9am-10am
Speaker: Monika Chandler, MN Dept. of Agriculture and Sascha Lodge, MN DNR

Details on our 2021 webinar series


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

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Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
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