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Invasive Species Conference

July 10, 2012

Meeting Program:

8:00-8:30 Registration, including light breakfast

8:30-8:50 Welcome  Jay Pruett, OkIPC President, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy – Oklahoma Chapter

8:50-9:20 2012 Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey  Barbara Fuson, ODAFF

9:20-9:50 Consequences of Invasive Species: the Unknown Underground  Gail W. T. Wilson, Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University

9:50-10:15 BREAK and Poster Session

10:15-11:05 Challenges of Establishing Native Grass Lawns  Dennis Martin, Oklahoma State University

11:05-11:30 Oklahoma Vegetation Management Association  Mike Wellner, Edko, LLC, OKCMA Board of Directors

11:30-12:00 Horticultural Challenges: Native vs Non-Native  Kim Toscano, Oklahoma Gardening Host, Assistant Director of the Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University

12:00-1:15 Lunch (included in registration)

1:15-1:45 Control Efforts for Hydrilla in Oklahoma  Curtis Tacket, Aquatic Nuisance Species Biologist, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

1:45-2:15 The Cost of Not Doing Weed Control in Oklahoma, in Wheat  Mark Hodges, Executive Director, Plains Grains, Inc. and Oklahoma Genetics, Inc.

2:15-3:15 Poster Session

3:00-4:00 OkIPC Business Meeting


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