University of Maryland Extension

Herbicide Techniques to Manage Invasive Species

Friday, Sep. 27, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Shepherds Spring Retreat Center
16869 Taylors Landing Rd
Sharpsburg, MD 21872
United States
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Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension; Nelson Bowman, Shepherd Spring; Aaron Cook, MD DNR Forest Service

Herbicides are essential to manage invasive species in woodlands. This field workshop will demonstrate effective herbicide techniques and give participants the opportunity to try them for themselves. The workshop will take place on the property of Shepherds Spring Retreat Center, which has implemented sustainable forest practices and an aggressive invasive species management program. Participants will tour areas treated with herbicides to see the control of tree-of-heaven, multiflora rose, bush honeysuckle, grapevine, poison ivy and other problem species. Techniques covered will include hack ‘n squirt, basal application, cut stump treatment, and foliar application using glyphosate and triclopyr herbicides. The mechanical use of a brush ax for grapevines will also be covered.

Cost is $12 per person and registration is limited. Participants will meet at Shepherd Spring Retreat Center and walking will be required to tour the demonstration sites. The workshop will start at 12:30 p.m. and be completed by 4:30 p.m. Water will be provided. To register go to

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For more information on the workshop contact: Jonathan Kays, Extension Forester,, 301-432-2767 x323.

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