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With the ongoing public concern over the use of glyphosate for weed control, this course will present preliminary research findings from several trials using organic and non-conventional herbicides in landscape situations. The course will also detail some of the considerations when switching to organic herbicides including cost, efficacy, and personal protective equipment.
1. Understand what organic and less toxic herbicides are and how they work.
2. Learn the current research on various organic and less toxic herbicide products.
3. Understand the trade-offs with using organic herbicides in comparison to glyphosate.
Karey Windbiel-Rojas is the Associate Director for Urban and Community IPM and Area Urban IPM Advisor with the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM). In her role as Associate Director, Karey provides leadership and coordinates communication and collaboration to address pest issues around homes, structures, landscapes, gardens, schools, and public areas and works with various audiences who live in or serve these areas.
Karey oversees UC IPM’s statewide urban educational materials, including content for the UC IPM website, training materials, and printed resources. As a cooperative extension advisor, she conducts research and provides educational resources on local pest issues in Northern California.