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EPA Webinar: Identifying and Managing Toxic Plants

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) hosts an ongoing series of webinars featuring experts from across the country relaying educational information and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs. Also featured are smart, sensible, and sustainable strategies for addressing specific pest issues.

Join us to learn about some dangerous, toxic plants scattered through forests, fields and even sneaking into your landscaped areas. First we will give a broad overview of common toxic plants, then we will focus on 5 members of the Apiaceae (carrot) family. According to the US Fish & Wildlife Service, these are definitely plants you want to avoid.

These plants can be extremely toxic to the touch-with sap that
cause burns and blindness to humans and dogs and can cause respiratory failure in other mammals if ingested. Learn how to identify these plants, their range, and how to remove and control them.
Discover how these Invasive plants are controlled in a larger scale such as rangelands, and field crops. We will focus on a selection from giant hogweed, wild and cow parsnip, poison and spotted water hemlock and compare them to another family member: Queen Anne’s lace. Then our expert will review cautions, symptoms, and management strategies.


November 15
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm