May 6, 2020 - ISCBC Webinar - Broombusters
Join us for the first Invasives Species Action Month's Webinar Wednesday! On May 6, 2020, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Joanne Sales, of the Broombusters Invasive Plant Society, discusses the best approach to control the spread of invasive Scotch broom.
Overview: Broombusters Invasive Plant Society started in 2006, as East Vancouver Island residents watched Scotch Broom take over roads, farms and cleared forest land. With 15 years of experience, Broombusters has developed effective strategies to eradicate and slow the spread of broom, to draw and support volunteers, and to build partnerships with municipalities, ministries and communities. In 2018, over 500 volunteers cut broom for over 5000 hours from Campbell River to Victoria.
“Cut Broom in Bloom” is the slogan Broombusters created to summarize their approach. But what if the broom has been mowed or is too big or too much to cut? Joanne will discuss various approaches, techniques, and strategies to control the spread of this aggressive, invasive woody weed.
Pesticide Applicator Credits: This webinar is approved in British Columbia for one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) towards pesticide applicator certification. Please be prepared to provide your applicator number at the end of the webinar.
Presenter Bio: Joanne Sales is an organic blueberry farmer and award-winning essay writer. She is the founder and executive director of Broombusters. Visit their site at www.broombusters.org.