Noxious and obnoxious, give weeds the boot
Noxious or obnoxious — is there a difference?
“ObNoxious Weeds” are the focus of a July 26 workshop presented by WSU Chelan County Extension and sponsored by Chelan County PUD. The goal of the program is to help landscapers and caretakers identify noxious weeds and decide what to do about them.
Weeds are an ever-present challenge for land stewards, and how they’re managed can have a significant impact on the ecosystem, economics, and aesthetics, said Paula Dinius, urban horticulturist with WSU Chelan County Extension. Workshop presenters will demonstrate how to develop an integrated weed management plan that considers all factors, she said.
The seminar will be held at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, 1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee.
From 9 a.m. to noon, experts will cover weed identification, plant characteristics, and chemical and biological control options. Presenters include Dinius; Julie Sanderson, Chelan County Noxious Weed Control Center; Julie Sauve, pesticide specialist with the Wilbur-Ellis Co.; and Dale Whaley of WSU Chelan County Extension. After a break for lunch, participants will head for the field to identify weeds and discuss integrated weed management plans.
The program fee is $10. More information is available by contacting Dinius at (509) 667-6540 or email@example.com.