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2019 Tues. May 28 7-9 p.m. "Understanding our Weedy Companions"

posted May 18, 2019, 9:25 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener
"Understanding our Weedy Companions" by John Teasdale

Summary.  Humans create disturbed environments that facilitate co-existence with weedy species.  Weeds are essentially plants adapted to colonize disturbed habitats.  They have many traits that allow them to function in our fields and yards.  Weeds have the capability to survive in soil in a dormant condition, to sense and respond when environments favor their growth, and periodicity patterns to grow in the most favorable seasons.   Principles for managing weeds based on their basic traits will be presented.

Speaker background:  John is currently the Coordinator of the Bowie Food Pantry Garden along with several other roles supporting the Bowie community.  He was formerly the Research Leader of the USDA-ARS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab at Beltsville, MD.  His research focused on development and analysis of sustainable cropping systems and integrated weed management using cover crop based systems.

 weedPlace:  Bowie Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie MD.

Time:  7:00 PM Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Speaker:  John Teasdale