Source: California Invasive Plant Council
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Training videos extend Cal-IPC’s capacity to reach natural resource managers.
In response to training needs of the natural resource management community, Cal-IPC has produced training videos. We will continue to develop additional on-line educational tools; please contact us if you have a suggestion for future topics or presenters.
The following videos would not have been possible without expert knowledge generously provided by Cal-IPC instructors and supporters. Funding for the production of these videos was provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
The equipment for filming was provided by the National Park Service's California Exotic Plant Management Team and the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center.
- Brushcutter Use and Safety – Brian Hildebidle and Brett Stevenson, The Presidio Trust
- Flaming: A New Tool for Wildland Weed Management – Ken Moore, Wildlands Restoration Team (27 mins.)
- Laws and Regulations – Mark Heath, Shelterbelt Builders (31 mins.)
- Thistles of the Bay Area – Bob Case, Contra Costa County Department of Agriculture, Retired
- Part 1: Introduction to Invasive Thistles (8 mins.)
- Part 2: Big Purple Flowered Thistles (18 mins.)
- Part 3: Small Purple Flowered Thistles (17 mins.)
- Part 4: Yellow Flowered Thistles (15 mins.)
Ken Moore demonstrates how to sharpen a scythe.
- Tool Belts: Tool Carrying Solutions for Wildland Weed Work - Ken Moore, Wildlands Restoration Team (10 mins.)
Mechanical Control Tools
Ken Moore, Wildlands Restoration Team, shares some of his tools and tricks for manually controlling invasive plants.
- Mechanical Control Tools – Ken Moore, Wildlands Restoration Team (37 minutes)
Herbicide Control Methods – 2009 Visalia Field Course
Prior to the 2009 Cal-IPC Symposium, Cal-IPC hosted a Wildland Weed Field Course titled Herbicide Control Methods. Cal-IPC partnered with the National Park Service's California Exotic Plant Management Team and the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center to film this training and make it available on-line. The following videos are presented in the order that they were instructed throughout the day.
- Principles of Weed Control
- Joe DiTomaso, UC Davis (76 mins.)
Understanding the basic biology and ecology of invasive plant species is the key to effectively controlling them. Joe DiTomaso, a leading weed expert and research scientist, discusses the fundamentals of invasive plant control.
- Formulations & Adjuvants - Joe DiTomaso, UC Davis (30 mins.)
- Landscape Scale Invasive Plant Program - Drew Kerr, San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project (48 mins.)
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Program Update - Drew Kerr, San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project (8 mins.)
- Licensing, Reporting & Transporting Herbicides - Jim Qualls, Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner's Office (37 mins.)
- Technical Assistance on Real Projects - Mark Heath, Shelterbelt Builders and Jean-Philippe, UC Davis (23 mins.)
- Manual and Chemical Control - Tools and Techniques - Joe DiTomaso, UC Davis and Ken Moore, Wildlands Restoration Team (41 mins.)
- Inspection of an Efficiently Designed Mobile Treatment Van - Mark Heath, Shelterbelt Builders (16 mins.)
- Overview of Remote Control Retractable Hose Reel System - Benjamin Lambrechtsen, B & J Trading, LLC (12 mins.)
Joe DiTomaso discusses herbicide application methods.
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