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Invasive Plant Symposium- North Central Weed Science Society

December 9, 2015 - December 10, 2015
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From the North Central Weed Science Society:

This two day event will have a host of excellent plenary speakers as well as concurrent sessions totaling over 40 talks. See below and attached agenda for details, but we have assembled a great mix of talks that includes research updates on control, impacts to the ecosystem, how land managers/companies are implementing control as well as outreach efforts.

Registration is available online at the NCWSS meeting website ( or if by mail by downloading and sending in a paper form (  If interested you can register for the two day symposium ($150) or just one day ($100). Students have a discounted registration of $50 for the event. PLEASE REGISTER BY November 12th as prices increase by $50 after this date.

Plenary speakers

o   Sara Kuebbing (Yale University) will discuss “Managing co-invaded forest ecosystems: lessons from research on co-occurring invasive plants” on Wednesday December 9th.

o   Basil Iannone (Purdue University) will summarize the “Patterns and drivers of forest plant invasions revealed from FIA data” on Wednesday December 9th.

o   Mike Jenkins (Purdue University) will discuss “When good plants go bad; mechanisms and effects of invasion.” On Thursday December 10th.

Concurrent sessions will include a mixture of research, management, and outreach presentations within these sessions.

Control sessions

o   Bush Honeysuckle Control (developing a plan, management in Missouri, aerial control, basal bark applications, mechanical methods)

o   Woody Invasive Species Control (Callery pear, prescribe fire, tree of heaven)

o   Invasive Plant Management in Grasslands (Canada thistle, Johnsongrass, old-word bluestem, fen restoration)

o   Herbaceous Invasive Plant Management (purple loosestrife, Japanese knotweed, Japanese chaff-flower)

Biology/ecology sessions

o   Prairie restoration (resisting invasion, impact of invasives on establishment, use of herbicides to assist establishment, working with industry to register products for use)

o   Invasive Issues in Forests/Woodlands (Lessons learned from forest owners, conserving urban woodlands, garlic mustard biocontrol)

o   Biotic Interactions with Invasive Species (deer, soil effects, food web)

Outreach/CWMA/Extension sessions

o   Invasives in urban areas (invsiave in cities, importance of ornamental cultivars, MIPN landscape alternatives)

o   Using technology (mapping with EddMaps/GLEDN, IPC-Connect to link management information to observations, Collector App, an advanced option)

o   CWMA talks/updates


Start: December 9, 2015
End: December 10, 2015


Venue Name: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis Hotel
1 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 16201 United States
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