This course defines what a "weed" is from the perspective of the home landscape, including problems they cause and contributing factors, the difference between noxious, native, and invasive weeds, and resources available for weed identification. Delve into important control strategies and herbicide use and selection.
Students who successfully complete this course 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
Students receive access to the course for 1 year from the time of registration to complete the course.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.