Weed Research and Information Center

Aquatic Weed School

September 23-24, 2014 :: UC Davis

Scheduled during the Fall of even-numbered years

The Aquatic Weed School is an intensive two-day course focusing on issues associated with developing weed management strategies in a variety of aquatic ecosystems.

The course covers the impacts of aquatic weeds, physical and chemical characteristics related to flowing and non-flowing aquatic systems, identification, biology, and ecology of aquatic weeds, as well as their interaction with other organisms and strategies to prevent aquatic weed infestations. We will also examine the mode of action of herbicides registered for use in aquatic systems, and discuss the management of aquatic weeds and the decision making process for selection of the appropriate control option in large lakes and reservoirs, small ponds and aquascapes, flowing systems, special circumstances and emergent and riparian weed control. In addition, the course will also cover regulatory issues concerned with water rights, permits, and management impacts on fish and wildlife. These topics are presented in a lecture format.

The school is designed for those involved in consulting, research, and management of aquatic weed systems throughout the western United States. Lecture notes will be provided in a comprehensive notebook. The Aquatic Weed School provides a rare opportunity for professionals to efficiently update their understanding of aquatic weeds and the action of herbicides in the plant and the environment.

The course fee includes all course materials and lunch each day. Class size is limited so early enrollment is suggested.

Additional information will be posted on this website few months before the event. Questions can be directed to the UC Weed Research & Information Center at (530) 752-1748 or wric@ucdavis.edu.