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  • Annual conference on Delaware Invasive Species set for Oct. 23

  • The annual Delaware Invasive Species Conference on preventing and managing invasive plant and animal species will be held on Oct. 23.
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  • The annual Delaware Invasive Species Conference on preventing and managing invasive plant and animal species will be held on Oct. 23.
    The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Delaware Agricultural Museum, 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover.  The conference will cover a full range of invasive species topics, including aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals and pathogens that impact native species and threaten Delaware's natural resources, economy and quality of life.
    Sessions will include: presentations on invasive plants and pollinators; urban forestry and fire program initiatives in Delaware; Maryland's nursery plant signage law; U.S. Forest Service national invasive initiatives on cooperative weed management areas and fire suppression, a potential biological control agent for Emerald Ash Borer, and a panel discussion on herbicide resistance.
    The registration fee is $30 and includes lunch and the DISC annual membership fee.
    Registration is required by Oct. 18 by visiting delawareinvasives.net.

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