Sunday, January 18, 2009

Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia meeting Jan 20 & 21 2009

I am on my way to attend and to speak at the British Columbia Invasive Plant Council's meeting Tuesday and Weds Jan 20 $ 21, 2009 I look forward to meeting new people and exploring new ideas at:

January 20th & 21st, 2009
Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC

1:00-1:30pm Assessing Invasive Plants in BC
Val Miller, Ministry of Forests and Range
Update on the development of a collaborative and
efficient invasive plant assessment tool for BC.

1:00-1:30pm Three’s a Crowd
Graeme Johnstone, Northwest Invasive Plant Council
What are the threats, extent and control options
associated with northern BC’s top three knapweed

1:30-2:00pm “Grow Me Instead!” Program
Robert Chin, Nursery and Garden Industry
A guide for gardeners in the Greater Sydney District.

1:30-2:00pm Effectively Controlling Leafy Spurge
Jeff Nelson, Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.
Looking at the interaction between a biological control agent and an herbicide for improved control of leafy spurge in North Dakota.

2:00-2:40pm Can Commercial Wildflower Seed Mixes
Contribute to the Spread of Invasive Species?
Lorraine Brooks, University of WashingtonA look at the hidden invaders that may be lurking in
wildflower seed packets.

2:00-2:40pm Biology, Ecology and Management of
Marsh Plume Thistle in BCMinistry of Agriculture and Lands
Looking at the biology, ecology, and management ofpriority invasive plants in BC. am on my way to attend the conference on invasive speceis in British Columbia, Canada

3:00pm Keeping the Integrated in Pest Management for Local Governments
Discussing the tools and challenges associated with herbicide use in BC’smunicipalities
Kent Mullinix, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

3:30pm The Silent Invasion
A yearlong campaign to engage Oregonians in the battle against invasive speciesOregon Public Broadcasting

4:00pm Thank you and wrap-up; Invasive Plant Council of BC

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
7:30am Perspectives Breakfast
9:00am The Invasive Plant Council of BC Welcomes You to “Stop the Spread”
9:15am Keynote Speaker: Being a Credible Leader in the Field of Sustainability
Brian Minter, Minter Gardens

10:30am What Do Invasive Plants Cost Us?
Estimation of damage curves for selected invasive plants: empirical evidence from British Columbia, Canada
Leonardo Frid, ESSA Technologies Ltd.

10:50am Working Together to Stop the Spread
Australian experiences for Canadian outcomes
Robert Chin, Nursery and Garden Industry

11:30am Cross Canada Check-up
Spotlight on collaborative initiatives and priority activities for provincial invasive plantcouncils from across Canada

12:00pm Invasive Plant Council of BC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

1:30pm Computer aided weed identification, an alternative to dichotomous keys (or flipping
the pages and looking at the pictures)Demonstrating the most comprehensive weed identification reference available forthe United States and Canada
Richard Old, XID Services, Inc.

2:30pm Linking Research to Practice
An Australian Story of Collaboration Rachel McFayden, Cooperative Research Centre

3:00pm Rise of Ornamental Invasives
Looking at the rise of ornamental plants as invasives.
John Peter Thompson, Behnke Nurseries Company

3:40pm Session Wrap-up and Feedback on the Forum
4:00pm Forum Adjourned

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