Spurgefest 2; June 19-21, 20001; Medora, ND Spurgefest II

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.

"We’re 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."

All you can eat; Spurgefest '99 cartoon
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 we’re researching and demonstrating," Prosser said. "That’s exactly what we’ll 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 who’ve 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.

A big crowd listened as Bob Richard . . . . . TEAM Leafy Spurge program participants . . . . .
Spurgefest '99 participants . . . . . As expected, the flea beetle distribution . . . . .
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"Based on the success of Spurgefest ’99 and the level of anticipation we’re seeing for Spurgefest II, we’re expecting a big turnout," he said. "We’ll be set up to handle about 300 people, and I’d advise anyone who is interested to register as soon as possible."




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