Invasive plant right-of-way training planned


A free training session for those who want to learn about the impact of invasive plants within road and utility right-of-ways is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Seymour District office, 185 Agrico Lane.

The session is designed for those who manage or work within those areas.

Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management and the Jackson County Invasive Partnership are serving as hosts for this session that will include identification of common roadside invasives, best management practices to prevent and control their spread and noxious weeds and other right-of-way vegetation management restrictions.

Speakers will include Jason Larson with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources; Emily Finch, regional specialist with the Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management; and Matt Kraushar, a roadside maintenance specialist with INDOT.

Invasive plants to be covered include Johnson grass, poison hemlock, purple loosestrife and phragmites.

Preregistration is recommended. Contact Shannon Winks at 812-358-2253 or [email protected]. Pesticide applicator CCH credits are being sought for the training, which is expected to be approved for three credits (Cat 2, 3a, 6 and RT).

Information: Emily Finch at [email protected] or 812-887-4378

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