Whether you are managing your home garden, a public outdoor center, or natural ecosystems, you will need to deal with invasive plants. Once you have learned to identify these plants, it is a challenge to decide which plants to target with limited time and resources. Management considerations include general strategies for early detection, treatment, and post-treatment monitoring. Strategies for targeting individual species depend on the ecosystem, plant growth and behavior, phenology of flowering and fruiting, as well as weather and environmental considerations.


Course Outline

Topics covered in this class will include:

  • What are invasive plants?
  • Strategies and methods for dealing with invasive plants
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Section Title
Managing Invasive Plants
In Person
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Oct 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes

Plants We Love to Hate: Identifying and Controlling Non-native Invasive Pest Plants

This workshop is an introduction to identification and control of invasive, non-native pest plants. Students will learn about the major “offenders” in the Georgia Piedmont and how these plants cause ecological harm to native plant communities and wildlife. The class will also focus on habitat restoration through management and control of invasive plants. A variety of control methods will be outlined, including description of tools, techniques, and detailed strategies for some of the high-priority species. This course class will include a portion of outdoor field study.

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