SUISUN CITY —Weeds such as the purple star thistle will be the topic of an upcoming meeting by the Solano County Weed Management Area.
The group will hold its annual public education meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 23. The event is to take place at the Solano Land Trust’s Rush Ranch Nature Center, 3521 Grizzly Island Road in Suisun Marsh, about two miles south of Suisun City.
Speakers will talk about the purple star thistle, arundo and tree of heaven, a well as new species of invasive weeds to look out for in the county. They will tell how the use of spray adjuvents improves control efforts. They will give tips on how to restore areas once weeds are removed, an event press release said.
The free meeting is open to the public. Private landowners, farmers, ranchers and resource management agency personnel are welcome. Three continuing education credits will be available to attendees for Department of Pesticide Regulation certification.
To register for the meeting, contact Katherine Holmes by email at Katherine.Holmes@solanorcd.org or by calling 678-1655 ext. 118.
The Solano County Weed Management Area is a coalition of local agencies and private landowners who coordinate efforts to eradicate invasive and noxious weeds in Solano County. Members include Solano Resource Conservation District, Solano Land Trust, Solano County Department of Agriculture, University of California Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Dixon Resource Conservation District, Greater Vallejo Recreation District and Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee.
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