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Old World Bluestem Workshop • Riley County

Friday, Apr 24th, 2015 @ 9am-3pm
100 Konza Prairie Lane • Manhattan, KS • Map

Old World Bluestems (OWBs) include Caucasian and Yellow Bluestem. These non-native invasives are a THREAT to all Rangelands and Grasslands in Kansas. Control Strategies are a part of the Workshop Focus.

9:00 Introductions

9:10 - 10:10 - Karen Hickman
History of Caucasian Bluestem/ Old World Bluestems in the Great Plains
How They Became Invasive, How They are Spread; Recognition as INVASIVE
Differences Between Oklahoma and Kansas

10:10 - 12:10 Karen Hickman and Mitchell Greer
Research Results and Ongoing Research
Impact on Native Grasslands, Allelopathy Impacts
Impacts on Soil Chemistry and Biology
Impact on Grassland Birds, Mammals and Other Wildlife
Impact on Livestock Grazing & Pasture Forage

12:10 - 12:45 LUNCH

12:45 - 1:45 Keith Harmoney, Tom VanSlyke, Karen Hickman,
Control of Caucasian Bluestem and Other Invasive Old World Bluestems

2:00 - 3:30 Field Trip Options

Registration (including lunch provided) will be $10.
For planning purposes, especially to make sure we have enough lunches, please send an email or call to let us know if you will be attending the workshop. If we have your email address we will be able to let you know if there are any changes in the event, although we do not anticipate any. It is not necessary to send any payment for the lunch in advance. And, if you cannot decide until the morning of April 24 that you are attending, please join us anyway without a reservation!

The workshop will be held at the Meeting Hall on the Konza Prairie. The Konza Prairie is on McDowell Creek Road, 4.9 miles north of I-70, Exit 307, or 6.2 miles from the junction with K-177. McDowell Creek Road tís into K-177 from the west, the first road south of the viaduct into Manhattan.
For detailed information and directions follow the Old World Bluestem Workshop Information link.

Contact: Ron Klataske 785-537-4385

More Info: Old World Bluestem Workshop Information

Sponsor: Audubon of Kansas

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