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Note: We do not consider reading the handouts a substitute for attending a workshop where you can see and hear all of the details of this subject. In addition, being able to clarify any questions you have about the materials provided can be very important in making sure the work is done safely. We intend to conduct future workshops to meet the demand. Please let us know if you are interested. There is no charge for these workshops.
Phragmites in the foreground burned just a few weeks earlier. Without herbicide treatment, now it's back healthier than ever.
Herbicide Safety Workshops
If you use or are planning to use any pesticides or herbicides at your home this workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of how to do it safely. This presentation will include information to help homeowners understand pesticide and herbicide regulations, label information, terminology, health and safety concerns, proper handling, storage, application, cleanup and disposal procedures.
On Saturday, June 28, 2008, we conducted a herbicide safety
workshop with presenter Jacob Meganck of Cygnet Enterprises, Inc., Flint,
MI. We will be conducting future herbicide safety workshops to meet demand.
Please let us know if you are interested. Workshops presented by Harsens Island
Phragmites Committee. If you have any questions please call Bob Williams at
248-388-0465 or email Bob@StewartFarm.org
References on Herbicide Safety
of Agriculture and Michigan State University
Pesticide Applicator Core Training Manual
From the following Nature
Conservancy webpage you can download a Word or PDF copy of all or parts
of "Weed Control Methods Handbook: Tools & Techniques for Use
in Natural Areas." Of particular interest are Chapters 5 - Guidelines
for Herbicide Use, Chapter 6 - Herbicide Properties, Chapter 7E - Glyphosate
and Chapter 8 - Adjuvants.
"Weed Control Methods Handbook: Tools & Techniques for Use in Natural Areas."
SEMCOG pdf file of a
"Landscaping Practices - Pesticide Management"
Other Organizations Interested in Herbicide Safety
State University Pesticide Safety Education website
Control Herbicide and surfactant information
Department of Agriculture Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division
Regulation No. 637 - Pesticide Use
If you would like to be on a general email list to receive notices of other herbicide safety workshops, phragmites control events and information about controlling phragmites send your name to Newsletter@phragmites.org along with a message which says "subscribe."
Bob Williams and Chuck Miller are part of a committee of Harsens
Islanders to continue to study the phragmites problem on Harsens Island and
its solutions. They welcome others who would like to join the effort by further
researching the topic and sharing knowledge on eliminating phragmites. If
you are interested contact Bob Williams at Bob@StewartFarm.org
or call Chuck Miller at 810-748-7209.