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Identifying and Managing Toxic Plants
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 and 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.
Presenter: Mark Renz, Ph.D., Professor/Extension Weed Specialist, University of Wisconsin
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM