Weed Warriors

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Each year, several dozen people go through the training and become 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 Cooperative Extension office and can be videoconferenced to other Cooperative Extension offices where site proctors are available. Pesticide applicators receive Continuing Education Credits for attending this course.

2016 Weed Warriors

Reno

Carson City

Gardnerville

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Invasive weeds can move into an area and out-compete native plants for water and nutrients. Eventually, they can entirely replace native vegetation and create a variety of problems — from fire hazard to erosion and water quality issues.
Invasive weeds can move into an area and out-compete native plants for water and nutrients. Eventually, they can entirely replace native vegetation and create a variety of problems — from fire hazard to erosion and water quality issues.

Weed law, identification, biology, management, and control of the following species:

Dryland, Noxious

  • Knapweed, Diffuse
  • Knapweed, Russian
  • Knapweed, Spotted
  • Leafy Spurge
  • Medusahead
  • Puncturevine
  • Thistle, Musk
  • Thistle, Scotch
  • Thistle, Yellow Star
  • Toadflax, Dalmatian
  • Toadflax, Yellow

Dryland, Nuisance

  • Cheatgrass
  • Common Mallow
  • Common Mullein
  • Curly Dock
  • Curlycup Gumweed
  • Dodder
  • Field Bindweed
  • Hare Barley
  • Foxtail Barley
  • Kochia (annual)
  • Plantain
  • Redroot Pigweed

Riparian, Noxious

  • Canada Thistle
  • Eurasian Watermilfoil
  • Hemlock, Poison
  • Hemlock, Western Water
  • Hoary Cress (Whitetop)
  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Tall Whitetop (Perennial Pepperweed)
  • Tamarisk (Saltcedar)

Riparian, Nuisance

  • Teasel
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