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Weed and Brush Control Seminar


This seminar will cover various alternatives for weed and brush control. We will discus brush management options, with emphasis on red cedar, but will also include other types of brush and weeds.


Three seminars will take place in October, 2017. The first seminar is at the Williams Ag building at Crowder College on October 6, at 9:00 am, the second is at Professional and Technical Education Center on Rose State College Campus on October 17 at 9:00 am, and the third is at Keystone State Park Community Center Building, Keystone State Park on October 18 at 9:00 am.

Methods of control that were researched include herbicide and browsing with goats. Goats effectively controlled red cedar, honeysuckle, sericea lespedeza, blackberry and other woody species. Herbicide was also effective on red cedars.

There will be a PowerPoint on considerations for using goats to control brush and weeds. The seminar will also have a PowerPoint examining vegetation management in Oklahoma where additional treatments of burning and clipping cedars were used.

After lunch, conference participants will tour the research site at the conservation area on Highway D to observe the effect of goats on the forested area in contrast to areas across the fence. Participants will also see goats and goat facilities.

If you are planning to come, please register below in order for us to provide an adequate number of meals.

For more information, please contact Dr. Steve Hart at 405-612-5642 or shart@langston.edu

  • October 6th: The seminar will be held in Williams Ag building, 601 Laclede Ave. Neosho, MO. From Highway 60 in Neosho, MO, Turn South on MO-59 for 1.27 miles. Turn left onto Lyon Drive for 1.3 miles to arrive at Crowder College. Continue on Lyon (dodge to right around building) and continue to the corner with right turn only. Go one block, and arrive at Williams Ag building on right before next turn.

  • October 17th: The seminar will be held in the Professional and Technical Education Center (1720 Hudiburg Dr.) on Rose State College Campus in Midwest City. To get to Rose State College from I-40, take exit 156b if traveling East and Exit 157 if traveling West. Take Hudiburg drive North to the Professional and Technical Education Center (White Bldg on right).

  • October 18th: The seminar will be held in Keystone State Park Community Center Building, Keystone State Park is located at 1926 S. highway 151 in Sand Springs, OK. To get to Keystone State Park, take highway 51for 5 miles East of Mannford, or 6 miles West of Highway 97 if coming from Tulsa to Highway 151. Take Highway 151 North to Keystone State Park, turn West into park Entrance. To get to the Community Building, go past the grocery store and office, past the Racoon sculpture and take the first right onto Frontier Country. Take the first right off that road down to the community building.