Ventura WMA

General contact: John Beall Ventura County Agriculture Department 805-933-2956

Formed: 2005 to 2014. Reformed in Fall of 2019.

Meetings: Quarterly-(Zoom/Phone meetings during Pandemic).  Meetings include a program speaker/presentation, participants sharing information on weed projects they are working on and break time to encourage attendees to get to know each other and consider working cooperatively on projects.  We are planning a “Picnic in the Weeds”  once a year hosted by a group to show weed management in the field.

MOU-Available. New version of MOU under construction which will give us more structure.

Next Ventura County Weed Management Area Meeting

(Zoom-not in person yet)

Thursday September 30th 2021   

1 to 3 PM


  • Agenda Review
  • Introductions-Name-Group-Current Projects
  • Pancratium maritimum-Sea Daffodil update
  • Program: Biocontrol for Invasive Plants in Ventura County

Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) Weed Biocontrol Development Process-Link Smith USDA ARS

Arundo (Arundo donax) Cape Ivy (Delairea odorata)-Tom Dudley UC Santa Barbara

Dalamation Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) at Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area-Chris Hon

Russian Knapweed (Rhaponticum repens) and Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)-Mike Pitcairn CDFA ret.

  • Break
  • Update -Cal-IPC Symposium Tuesday Oct 26 to Friday Oct 29 th

Statewide WMA meeting October 26th 8 -10:30 AM

Cal-IPC-Santa Clara River Field Trip Saturday November 6th 8AM-1PM

  • Announcements
  • Next Meeting

For info contact John Beall 805-665-7730

AG Department is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Ventura County Weed Management Area Meeting

Time: Sep 30, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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John Regan Beall

Deputy Agricultural Commissioner

Ventura County

815 E. Santa Barbara St.

Santa Paula, CA 93060


Regular Participants

  • Ventura County Agriculture Department
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • University of California Cooperative Extension
  • California Native Plant Society Channel Islands
  • Caltrans
  • Ventura RCD
  • Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area-National Park Service
  • The CREW-Ojai
  • Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency
  • Santa Clara River Conservancy