Weed Warriors

The Weed Warriors Invasive Weed Training Program is held yearly, usually in late winter or spring. This two-day training introduces participants to the principles of Integrated Weed Management and focuses on improving ability to identify noxious weeds of local importance. A small fee is charged for program materials. Class is held live at the Washoe County Extension office and can be videoconferenced to other Extension offices where site proctors are available. Pesticide applicators receive Continuing Education Credits for attending this course.

This is an introductory-level training on common noxious weeds. The course focuses on the identification of 16 high-priority noxious weeds. Common nuisance weeds will also be discussed.

Material covered in 2019:

  • Weed law
  • Identification
  • Biology
  • Management and control of the following noxious weed species:
    • Canada Thistle
    • Dalmatian Toadflax
    • Diffuse Knapweed
    • Eurasian Watermilfoil
    • Hoary Cress (Whitetop)
    • Leafy Spurge
    • Medusahead
    • Musk Thistle
    • Perennial Pepperweed (Tall Whitetop)
    • Puncturevine
    • Purple Loosestrife
    • Russian Knapweed
    • Scotch Thistle
    • Spotted Knapweed
    • Yellow Starthistle
    • Yellow Toadflax


May 16, 1-5 p.m. & May 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Note: You must attend BOTH days to complete this training, and you must preregister.


Reno: 4955 Energy Way

Carson City: 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15


Melody Hefner

Email: hefnerm@unce.unr.edu

Phone: (775) 784-4848

Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance must call or notify Melody Hefner at 775-336-0247 or hefnerm@unce.unr.edu at least three days prior to the scheduled class.