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Joint Session:CWSS and AISC; November 25th, 2015

The Alberta Invasive Species Council (AISC) and the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS) will be holding an Invasive Plant session during the CWSS 2015 Annual Meeting which will be held in Edmonton (November 23rd - 27th, 2015).

This is the first ever joint session between these two organizations.  The CWSS vision is to be widely recognized in Canada and beyond for its national leadership in bringing together research and information on science and management related to plants potentially impacting the environment, economy and society.

This will be an opportunity to highlight Alberta’s invasive plant issues and opportunities.  We encourage all AISC members to block November 25th in their calendar and plan to attend.    

For more information on the CONFERENCE 

WEED ALERT; Be on the look out for Jimsonweed in canola fields this fall!!!!!  It is a toxic plant!  For more infomation

Jimsonweed has been found in 10 Alberta municipalities this fall.  It is dangerous to humans and livestock.  All parts of the plant are poisonous.  Livestock will not normally eat it because of its unpleasant odour and taste.  The danger lies when feed, such as hay,  contains Jimsonweed.  There have been human fatalities in North America from consuming Jimsonweed.  Make sure Jimsonweed plants or seeds do not get into the human food chain or into animal feed.

We know the seed does survive and grow in Alberta conditions.  We do not know if Jimsonweed will establish and flourish in Alberta conditions.  We do not want this plant to become established in Alberta!  Now is the time to eliminate the population when it is still very small.  Wear protective clothing (long sleeves and gloves) and pull the plants.  Put the plants in garbage bags and bury them in a landfill.  Do not burn or compost them.

New GROW ME INSTEAD brochure now available

AISC developed a new brochure for Homeowners, Gardeners and the Horiculture Industry.  Grow Me Instead profiles are recommended alternatives to Alberta’s most unwanted horticultural plants.  Check it out Grow Me Instead  Funding was provided by ACIDF, the Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd.  Printed copies are available from   

AISC adopts new policy 

AISC has a new policy that covers the cost of brochures (Grow Me Instead and Invader Ranger) and shipping them.  POLICY

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