Free Monthly Webinars

Indentifying and Controlling Musk Thistle

Friday, May 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

Agenda

10:00 - Welcome and Introduction

Karen Hickman, OkIPC President, Professor & Director Environmental Science, Ferguson College of Agriculture, Oklahoma State University
10:10 - Which of These Purple Flowers is Musk Thistle?
Laura Goodman, Rangeland Extension Specialist, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University
10:25 - Musk Thistle Control and Management: Weevil Round-Up
Tommy Puffinbargar, Alfalfa County Extension Educator, Oklahoma State University
10:45 - Oklahoma’s Noxious Weed Law
Dray Williams, Pesticide Complaint Program Manager, Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry     
10:55 - Questions

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Past Webinars

Aquatic Invasive Species In Oklahoma's Waters: from the big lakes down to your local pond.

2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Agenda

2:00 - Introduction to the Aquatic Nuisance Species Program at the Ok Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
2:20 - Status of Aquatic Invasive Plants in Oklahoma's Public Lakes
2:40 - Best Practices for the Management of Aquatic Invasive Plants, including a case study on Yellow Floating Heart at Lake Carl Blackwell
3:10 - Establishing the Right Vegetation in Your Pond
3:25 - How You Can Help Fight the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species in Oklahoma

Controlling Invasive Woody Plants - Managing Callery Pear & Privet

1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Two of the most ubiquitous exotic, invasive woody plants in Oklahoma are the Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) and Privet (Ligustrum spp.).  Both species cause problems for natural areas and agricultural lands.  Invading pastures and woodlands, these species aggressively reduce native species biodiversity and can quickly reduce grazing lands. Control of these fast spreading species is a challenge that we will tackle in this webinar.

Agenda


1:30 - Welcome and Introduction
1:40 - Background of Callery Pear
Karen Hickman, Professor & Director Environmental Science Ferguson College of Agriculture, Oklahoma State University
1:50 - Control of Callery Pear
Dwayne Elmore, Professor Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University
2:15 - Background of Privet
Amy Buthod, Botanical Specialist, Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma    
2:30 - Control of Privet
Dwayne Elmore, Professor Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University
2:50 - Questions

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Is Mistletoe Invasive?

2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10th, 2020

 

Mistletoe is a symbol of the winter holidays and the official “floral emblem” of the state of Oklahoma, but is this parasitic plant invasive?  What does “invasive” really mean?  Learn about mistletoe’s biology, effect on native trees, and cultural significance during this seasonal webinar.  We will cover terminology important to invasive species discussions.

Presenters
Karen Hickman, Professor and Director Environmental Science, Ferguson College of Agriculture, Oklahoma State University
Amy Buthod, Botanical Specialist, Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma
Jeri Irby, Reforestation Manager, Forest Regeneration Center, Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry

Priscilla Crawford, Conservation Specialist, Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma

OkIPC: History, Projects, and Progress

2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 12th, 2020

 

The OkIPC has been working for over 10 years to educate Oklahomans about the economic and ecological impact of invasive species in our state.  The webinar speakers will cover the history, strategy, stakeholders, projects, and progress of the organization.  There will be ample time for audience questions and discussion.

Presenters
Karen Hickman, Professor and Director Environmental Science, Ferguson College of Agriculture, Oklahoma State University
Amy Buthod, Botanical Specialist, Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma
Curtis Tackett, Aquatic Nuisance Species Program Coordinator, Fisheries Biologist, Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation