The Mangold lab offers "Noxious Weed Management Certification Workshops", which are typically 3-day studies of weed biology, ecology, and management. It is designed to benefit both those new to weed management and experienced professionals. This series of workshops (Level 1 through Level 3) provides training opportunities for local, state, federal government, and other land managers in Montana interested in current advances in noxious weed management. Course complexity increases with subsequent levels. Pesticide applicator recertification credits are available for each workshop.
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
The first course in the series emphasizes basics of plant biology, range ecology, plant identification, and other weed ecology topics. Participants learn the basics of management techniques, such as targeted grazing, biological control, and revegetation. Herbicide as a management technique is covered in depth, including herbicide mode of action, herbicide resistance, and herbicide formulations.
This upper level 3-day course focuses on more in-depth weed ecology, management, and identification. Additional topics include management recommendations for selected species and revegetation guidelines. Participants spend a half day in the field learning about on-site research and monitoring.
Final installment of the series of courses. The first day focuses on site assessment and monitoring techniques with a full day site visit. On the second day, participants learn about organizing, analyzing, and applying monitoring data. Participants are assigned a take-home project that includes collecting and analyzing original data from a project developed in their area.
|Example agendas||Level 1 Fall 2015 Agenda (PDF)||Level 2 Fall 2016 Agenda (PDF)||Level 3 Fall 2017 Agenda (PDF)|
|Past courses||Offered spring and fall 2012, fall 2013, and fall 2015. We plan to offer Level 1 in fall 2018.||Offered spring 2013, fall 2014, and fall 2016.||Offered spring 2015 and fall 2017.|