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Herbicide Field Day

Thu., May. 30, at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, at Sewall Woods Preserve

Rain Date: Monday, June 17th
 
Join Maine Board of Pesticides Control License Commercial Pesticide Applicators Dillon Mulhern (Kennebec Estuary Land Trust) and Amanda Devine (Maine Coast Heritage Trust) and the Maine Natural Areas Program’s Invasive Plant Biologist Chad Hammer and learn the nitty gritty of chemical control of invasive plants. This is appropriate for non-licensed staff as well, and you’ll learn exactly what State regulations allow you to do without a license. Stewardship staff and volunteers are welcome. This will be a hands-on event! Plan to bring a bag lunch and chat before we glove up and get spraying.
 
The plan for the day is to spend the first part of the day talking about chemicals, safety, and invasive plants, breaking for a 30-minute lunch, and then spending the rest of the time applying chemicals in small group stations.
 
Topics covered:
  • Application methods
  • Herbicide selection
  • Safety and Regulations
  • Species-specific techniques

You will need to come to the training with long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes (we suggest rubber boots).  If you have nitrile gloves that fit you, please bring them. Extra points if you bring your own coveralls. A change of outfit after spraying is always nice for your drive home. 

Please RSVP to Dillon or Amanda and let them know if you have a pesticide applicator license; if any licensed folks attend, we will be sure to get this approved for CE credits with ME BPC.

We will send further details the week before the training.