You’ve reported an invasive species on GLEDN. That report has been verified by our network of experts. Now what to do?
The Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) in cooperation with the Renz lab in the Agronomy Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed an invasive plant control database that is available at mipncontroldatabase.wisc.edu.
This control database provides information on how to manage over 40 invasive plants common to the Midwestern United States. Detailed information on non-chemical and chemical control methods is provided, including the appropriate timing of treatments and effectiveness of method. A key feature of the database is the ability to conduct a customizable search. Users can search information by applicator experience level, habitat where the species is being controlled, season control is taking place, and effectiveness of method. Information within this database was extensively reviewed by four individuals for each species, two of whom are experts on the species.
The database also allows users to share their own experiences with invasive plant control. Users can submit case studies into the database. One of the greatest potential resources for information on control of invasive species is the experience of field staff and volunteers. However, accessing this trove of experience can be difficult. The MIPN control database allows dedicated individuals to share their invasive species control experiences (both successful and unsuccessful) with the wider community. The sharing of all types of invasive species data improves invasive species control across the region.
Join us on May 3rd for a training session and demonstration of this new tool for enhancing invasive plant control.
Meeting Name: Introduction to the MIPN Control Database
Invited By: Katherine M Howe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: 05/03/2012 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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