Why are some weeds more aggressive in their growing habits than others? This course will look at how the Western Provinces categorizes their own list of “Nasty Weeds” and the roles and responsibilities for the Provincial Weed Act within BC, AB, SK and MB. Understanding the biology of the nasty weed provides insight in control tactics for that specific weed. The course will look at how weeds spread from their native country to new areas.
This course looks at identification, biology and control strategies for Jimsonweed, Japanese knotweed, Scentless chamomile, Yellow toadflax and Baby’s breath. We will discuss the threat of the invasive weeds species and the impact on the economy, human health and the environment.