RIGHT OF WAY:
WEED CONTROL

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on rights of way and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects or the environment.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

•  Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling vegetation by roadways, utility lines,
    and pipelines.

•  Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of rights of way weed management.

 

Lesson 1

Roadside
Utility Lines
Pipelines
Railways

Lesson 2

Plant Succession
Weed Biology/Ecology

Lesson 3

Weed Control Techniques
Cultural
Prevention
Mechanical

Lesson 4

Biological
Chemical
Early Herbicides
2,4-D
Current Herbicides

Lesson 5

Identification
Application Site
Timing
Rate

Lesson 6

Soils, Moisture, Topography, Temperature, Vegetative Cover
Chemical Characteristics, Soil Residue, Organic Matter, Microbes, Fertility, pH

Lesson 7

Drift
Resistance Definition
Selection
Herbicide Resistant Weeds

Lesson 8

Calibrations
Sprayers
Conventional Booms

Lesson 9

Boomless Sprayers
Calculations

Final Assessment

 

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