Weed ‘Em Out!

Invasive Plants Early Detection Workshop

Learn how to identify and report these emerging invaders before they become big trouble. Attend one of the Weed ‘Em Out workshops. You will learn identification skills then apply these skills to target species samples and distinguish them from look-alike species.

There will be two workshops in 2017 and additional workshops will be scheduled in other locations in 2018. These workshops are organized by University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Transportation and are supported by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources.

2017 Workshop Information

There will be two workshops to choose from this year. Participants can register for in-person workshop at one of the following locations.

April 18, 2017
9am – 3 pm
West Central Research & Outreach Center
46352 State Highway 329
Morris, MN 56267
May 3, 2017
9 am – 3 pm
MnDOT Training Facility
7694 Industrial Park Road
Baxter, MN 56425


Registration for 2017 workshops is free and open now! Registration is required to ensure sufficient seating and materials for participants. Please note that lunch is not included, so participants should bring their own lunch.

What you’ll learn:

Species covered: Palmer amaranth, Oriental bittersweet, Japanese hops, giant hogweed, yellow starthistle and knapweeds, common and cutleaf teasels, Dalmatian toadflax, Grecian foxglove, wild carrot, non-native common reed and black swallow-wort

Who should attend:

This workshop is for natural resources professionals who work with vegetation on roadsides, or in parks, pastures or natural areas.

Continuing Education Units:

  • Society of American Foresters – Continuing Forestry Education (SAF-CFE) Category 1: 3.5 hours

2017 Weed Em Out Early Detection Workshops Flyer


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