UCCE Webinars Offered During Invasive Species Action Week

Dan Environment, Pest Update

Courtesy California Fish & Wildlife

Beginning on June 3, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) will be offering a series of free lunchtime webinars to highlight Invasive Species Action Week.  The webinar series is being made possible through the cooperation of the California Invasive Plant Council and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The series will kick-off on Monday, June 3, with a presentation on aquatic invasive species and how they are moved around the world.  On Tuesday, June 4, the discussion will be focused on shot hole borers, palm weevils and other insects that are having a dramatic impact on California’s trees.  The webinar on Wednesday, June 5 will be centered on addressing nutria issues in the Delta.  Thursday, June 6 will have a webinar highlighting giant reed; one of the most damaging wildland weeds in California.  The series will wrap up with a presentation on knotweed and the taskforce developed to eradicate the weed on Friday June 7.

All webinars will take place between 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.  More information about the webinars is available through UC ANR.

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UCCE Webinars Offered During Invasive Species Action Week
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