Monday, April 06, 2015

Registration open for Illinois Invasive Species Symposium

Join us for the second annual Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month (ISAM) Symposium at the University of Illinois Extension office, in Champaign, IL on Thursday, May 28th from 9:30 am to 4 pm. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about what is happening on the invasive species front throughout Illinois.  The event will feature talks about invasive species ranging from snake fungal disease and white-nose syndrome in bats to aquatic invasive plants.  For more information see the attached announcement.  The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required (see below for details).  Please forward to this anyone that might be interested.

ISAM Illinois Invasive Species Symposium
May 28, 2015

University of Illinois Extension Office
801 N Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL 61821 (Champaign County)

The Illinois Invasive Species Symposium is a one-day, all-taxa symposium that features talks on current and emerging issues surrounding invasive plants, diseases, insects, and animals in Illinois. Featured as the culmination of the 2015 Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month, the event also includes the ceremony for this year’s Invasive Species Awareness Month Awards.

This event is free to the public, but space is limited. Registration is preferred. Save your seat at:

Detailed directions can be found on the University of Illinois Unit 13 website:

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Stitlgrass range expansion - Now found in Iowa

from the Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Blog...
Last fall, an infestation of Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) was found in Johnson County Iowa.  This represents that first time this species has been found in that state and the furthest Northwest it has been found.
Even though stiltgrass is an annual plant that ‘comes on’ primarily in the summer, it can still be identified this time of year by the thatch...(more) 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Management of Invasive Plants of Southern Illinois

The River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area has recently published the ‘Management of Invasive Plants of Southern Illinois’ guide. This 20 page booklet gives details different control techniques and gives specific management recommendations for 27 invasive plants species present in southern Illinois.


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