Thursday, September 25, 2008

Students at Winston County High School Start Invasive Plant Control Demonstration in Conjuction with 4-H Outdoor Classroom

Students in Mr. Byron Tuggle's Agri-Science Class are beginning a year-long demonstration to control privet on the Winston County High School Campus. With funding from the Northwest Alabama Resource Conservation and Development Council, they purchased herbicide for use in the demonstration. The demonstration is in cooperation with the Winston County Extension Office and the Winston County Natural Resources Council. The first phase of the treatment involves spraying an acre area of privet that circles around two fields and the nature trail. Students are learning about the undesirable effects of invasive alien plants and different techniques used in their control. The demonstration is also part of the school's 4-H Outdoor Classroom. More photos are here.

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