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Invasive Plant Workshop Is Coming to Blanco County
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014

The presentation is an all day affair located in the Hoppe Room of the Blanco County Courthouse Annex in Johnson City. Beginning at 9:30 am on Sat. March 22, 2014 for welcome and introductions. The class is free but you MUST sign up on the following website www.texasinvasives.org/invaders

Why are the invasive plants a problem? Invasive species grow and reproduce rapidly and establishes over large areas, largely because they lack natural predators, competition and diseases from their home range. Invasive species are non-native species to the local ecosystem, whose introduction causes economic, environmental damages or harm to human health. As invasive species spread and take over ecosystems, they decrease bio-diversity and threaten the survival of native plants and animals. In fact, invasive species are a significant threat to almost half of the native U.S. Species that currently listed as endangered.

What can you do?

We can learn to identify the unwanted invasive plants while they are small. By taking the workshop we hope to assist you in recognizing the plants while they are vulnerable.

By quickly detecting the species we can minimize the negative effects of the species before it affects large areas. This early detection assists control efforts by lowing treatment costs and limiting the economic and environmental damages of a large-scale invasion.

If you are having trouble registering and/ or have other questions please contact the AgriLife Extension office at 830-868-7167.

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