This course explores the origins of invasive plants in the US, their effects on local habitats, their negative and positive qualities, human impacts on spreading invasive plants, and how invasive plants can be prevented, managed, and/or eradicated.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learners will be proficient in common plant terms in order to understand and communicate with plant experts, colleagues, and clients when discussing landscaping plans and/or problems.
Learners will be able to describe common traits of invasive plants, how they were introduced (intentional or accidental), their effects on local wildlife habitats, and their negative and positive contributions to local environments.
Learners will be able to describe how human influences affect the spread of invasive plants.
Learners will be able to identify and describe methods to prevent, manage, and eradicate invasive plants, including solarization, cut and flood, herbicides, natural predators, and disease.
Michael Liptak PhD, Carlyn Rocazella
HalfMoon Education Inc.