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Course Description

There are thousands of varieties of weeds that may need managing and require the use of appropriate methods to control them.

Gain an overview of the weed biology, identification, and control as it pertains to horticulture and turf management.

Course activities will help you learn how to identify common weeds, what methods of control are effective, and how to apply these methods in a variety of situations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify common weeds
  • Describe each stage of the weed life cycle that is relevant to weed control
  • Compare and contrast the primary methods of weed control
  • Design a weed management program by integrating various methods of weed control

Course Topics

  • Weeds in Horticulture
  • Weed Biology
  • Annual Broadleaf Identification
  • Biennial and Perennial Broadleaf Identification
  • Grass and Grass-like Weed Identification
  • Cultural and Mechanical Weed Control
  • Chemical Weed Control
  • Herbicide Application and the Environment
  • Weed Management in Turf
  • Weed Control in Ornamentals and Field Grown Stock
  • Developing an Integrated Weed Management Program
  • Aquatic Weeds in the Landscape

Additional Requirements

  • This course is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • You can expect to spend 8 to 12 hours per week to complete the course content, readings, activities, discussions and assignments.

Turf Management and Weed Management complete an area of focus in Turf Management.

Do not enrol in this course if you have successfully completed Weed Management in Horticulture (310-0010).

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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*Course details are subject to change.


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