Weed ID Workshop

Jan 29 2019 - 1:00pm

Station leaders: James Beaver, Hannah Mathers (Mathers Environmental Science) and Alicia Russel (Acorn Farms)
Speaker: Hannah Mathers
Space is limited for this topic so come early in order to secure a place. This is a 3-hour program and qualifies for ornamental weed control pest credits and core credits.

Participants will rotate from various stations during the workshop.  During this time participants will learn identification of weeds via live samples.   Participants will learn key identification characteristics for each weed family and species present.  Herbicide labelling, formulations and factors affecting application will also be discussed.  This session is primarily hands-on and standing for periods of time is required.   At the end of a similar workshop at GLTE in 2018, 100% of attendees indicated that they had improved their weed identification abilities by 50% or greater as a result of the workshop.

Session Track: 
Turf & Landscape Management


Mathers Environmental Science Services, LLC

Hannah Mathers is currently an independent horticultural researcher in nursery and landscape. From 2000-2014 she was a Professor at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  Hannah is the recipient of several awards including meritorious service, distinguished contributions, and promotion of diversity. She is a recognized national speaker and writer and is best known for her research in bio-rational, conventional, and alternative weed control in nursery crops and landscapes.   She is also noted for her diagnostic expertise of herbicide damage including drift and woody plant cold stress physiology.