AGBB 2034 - Weeds

  • Noncredit
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Students who successfully complete this Weeds Trek Badge will be able to:

  • Define what a "weed" is from the perspective of the home landscape
  • List the problems that weeds can cause in the home landscape
  • Describe why plants become weeds in the home landscape
  • Describe the difference between noxious, exotic, native, and invasive weeds
  • Describe environmental, ecological and cultural/management factors that contribute to landscape weed problems
  • Describe why weed identification is important and what resources are available to assist in weed identification
  • Describe the different weed lifecycles and how that knowledge is vital for developing weed control strategies
  • Describe the different landscape settings in which weed problems arise, and how each of those settings can present a unique set of weed management challenges
  • Describe cultural and management techniques for control of landscape/garden weeds
  • Describe the different types of herbicides used in the home landscape/garden and how/when each type can most effectively be used as part of a weed management program.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Textbook and Materials

Required

  • The Science of Gardening
    David Whiting
    ISBN: 978-0-7575-9659-9
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore

Instructors

Anthony Koski

tony.koski@colostate.edu

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