TEAM Leafy Spurge is pleased to announce that Spurgefest II, a follow-up to the popular Spurgefest 99, is set for June 19-20-21 in Medora, N.D.
"Were really excited," said Chad Prosser, TEAM Leafy Spurge program manager. "Spurgefest 99 was a big success, and Spurgefest II is going to be even bigger and better."
|Publicity like this cartoon, which ran in the Fargo Forum, helped turn "Spurgefest 99" into a household name throughout much of North Dakota. "Spurgefest II" will be even bigger and better, say event planners.|
The three-day event will feature a TEAM Leafy Spurge symposium, tours of TLS research and demonstration sites, a hands-on flea beetle collection demonstration, a flea beetle distribution and more.
The format will be similar to Spurgefest 99, but with more emphasis on field tours.
"People are telling us they want more opportunities to see the management strategies were researching and demonstrating," Prosser said. "Thats exactly what well be providing at Spurgefest II."
Gerry Anderson, co-principal investigator of the TLS program, says people will be pleased with the tours.
"Our demonstration sites look great," Anderson said. "People whove seen the sites in previous years will be impressed with the multi-species grazing, grazing-biocontrol, herbicide and herbicide-biocontrol demonstrations."
Following is a summary of the three-day event:
Anderson encouraged interested individuals to register as soon as possible.
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"Based on the success of Spurgefest 99 and the level of anticipation were seeing for Spurgefest II, were expecting a big turnout," he said. "Well be set up to handle about 300 people, and Id advise anyone who is interested to register as soon as possible."
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