Weed Identification Walk


Extension Educators Ruth Benner and Sandy Feather will lead a hands-on session on weed identification and management in lawns, ornamental beds, and roadsides through the Golf Course at Penn State Behrend.

  • When

  • Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
    (1:00 - 3:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Penn State Behrend Golf Course
    4415 Steimer Rd.
    Erie, PA 16510

To Be Covered

The first and most important step in weed management is the proper identification of the weed. Extension Educators Ruth Benner and Sandy Feather will lead a two hour outdoor weed identification walk through the golf course.

This workshop will provide resources on weed identification, cover important weed families and highlight critical species that are concerning to Pennsylvania green industry professionals.

We will look at native and invasive species of weeds in various places on the golf course including lawns and sports fields, streams, sidewalks, ornamental plantings, parking lots, and roadside areas. Management of the weeds with IPM and herbicides will be discussed. 

Event Notes

  • Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and scout!
  • Bring a hand lens for close-up viewing.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.


Credit Information

The following Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits will be offered:

  • PC - Private Category (4 credits)
  • 06 - Ornamental and Shade Trees (1 credits)
  • 07 - Lawn and Turf (3 credits)
  • 10 - Right of Way & Weeds (1 credits)
  • 18 - Demonstration and Research (4 credits)
  • 23 - Park/School Pest Control
  • ISA CEUs (2 credits)
  • PLNA: PCH CEUs (2 credits) - pending approval



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