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Weed ID

New Expanded Why Should You Care? Available Now

Friday, August 1st, 2014

 

MWCA is thrilled to announce their newest publication.   It is the completely updated and expanded Why Should You Care? booklet.    Now not only does this booklet cover the topic why should people care about noxious weeds, but it has been expanded to include information on integrated weed management, weed identification, a list of all weed districts in the state of Montana but also what actions people should take with the noxious weeds they find.

Why Should You Care?

Why Should You Care?

We have single issues available in our store and case pricing to the store.  Remember members receive great discounts on their purchases.  If you are not a member, purchase it at the same time as your other purchase and immediately qualify for member rates.   Visit our online store for all our publications and products.

This is great inexpensive way to provide educational material to your customer and public.

We have provided a sample version of the brochure for your inspection.   Download the sample Why Should I Care? 3mb.


MSU October Weed Post – Weed ID

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

 

Plant Identification—To Know You Is To Love You
The ability to identify a plant is important for several reasons. From a vegetation management perspective, it is important to know a plant’s identity so you can determine if it is a weed and the level of risk it poses to desired vegetation. Identification is especially important for early detection of new weeds that have never been documented in an area before and can be targeted for eradication. Plant identification is also important to determine if a plant is toxic, especially for people who raise livestock or harvest edible plants from the wild. Knowing what plant you or your animals are about to eat can become a matter of life or death. Finally, being able to identify a plant is just plain fun and a great way to impress your friends and family. Most people that spend a lot of time dealing with plants, including weedy plants, find that plant identification becomes something they grow to love and take great pride in being able to do.

Read the complete October 2013 MSU Weed Post


Apps for Invasive Species

Monday, May 14th, 2012

 

We have compiled a list of apps available for phones to help in the fight against invasive species.   If you know of others let us know so we can add to our list.

Reporting Apps

  • Bugwood Apps – 7 different regional apps for reporting invasive species.  Currently Florida, Southern Forests – US Forest Service, Mid-Atlantic, Missouri River Watershed,  Massachusetts and South East US. Android and iPhone options.
  • What’s Invasive – used by many state and federal parks
  • ImapInvasives – 8 states & one Canadian province  participating in this program

Identification Apps

  • 1,000 Broadleaf Weeds of North America

Weed Identification App Available

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

 

Would you like to have weed identification book with you at all times, but the logistics are impossible.   Have you  have lost your favorite weed ID book that used to be in your work truck?  Does the idea of carrying a copy of Weeds of the West in your day back make you tired just thinking about it?  We have an answer for you.

There is a new Android app for tablets & smart phones.   It is the Expert Identification System by XID Services Inc.   It has over 1,000 broadleaf plants and and interactive weed ID system.    If you have your phone you have help.

Becky just saw a demo and once it is on your phone you don’t even need service to use it.   There is a two day special going on right now and you can have it for $9.95  Here is the link.

This is not an endorsement of this product, but it looks like a winner and we want to share it with you.   If you get it let us know what you think!