Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council

11th Annual Southeast EPPC Conference

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - General Session

Welcome to South Carolina John Brubaker, SC EPPC President

Update on Southeastern Exotic Plant Council ActivitiesChuck Bargeron, SE EPPC President

Symposium Introduction and DetailsColette DeGarady, SC EPPC

Plenary - Think Locally, Act Neighborly Kathy O’Reilly-Doyle, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Plenary - Effective Partnerships in Georgetown County, SC - To Err is Human, To Repair takes Cooperation! Jack Whetstone, Belle Baruch, Clemson University

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - Concurrent Sessions

Ecology and Management of Non-Native Invasive Plants – Moderator Nancy Loewenstein

Variation in Cogongrass Seed Production across Alabama and Georgia – Nancy J. Loewenstein

Invasive Plant Responses to the use of Fire in Natural Resource ManagementDavid Moorhead

Control of Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) in Urban Areas: the Influence of Individual Plant Size on Treatment EfficacySarah O'Sullivan, a web resource focusing on native and naturalized plants of the Carolinas and GeorgiaJanie Marlow

Cooperative Weed Management Areas and Partner Programs – Moderator Chuck Bargeron

Education, Outreach, and Training Efforts to Address Invasive Species in National Estuarine Research Reserves and Their Watersheds - Nicole Saladin

The Power of Partnerships: Landscape Scale Efforts in the Florida Keys - Alison Higgins

Cooperating to Address Invasive Plant Management, Southern Style - Nancy Fraley

Making Invasive Plant Problems More Accessible Through Education and Outreach with Real Estate Professionals - Matt Nespeca

Friday, May 15, 2009 Concurrent Sessions

Tools and Resources for Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR)- Moderator Pat Layton

New Web Resource for Invasive Plants - - James H. Miller

Conducting a Cogongrass Survey With a Volunteer Work Force - George D. Kessler

EDDMapS, WeedUS, and Updates, Enhancements and How You Can Help - Chuck Bargeron

Data-Driven Management: The Fort Bragg Non-native Invasive Plant Management Program - Peter Frank

Challenges Encountered by Regulatory Agencies Charged with Controlling Invasive Species - Steve Compton

Chemical and Non-Chemical Control Methods - Moderator David Moorhead

Non-Native Invasive Plant Control Efforts on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests - Robin Mackie

Light and Medium Equipment in Controlling Kudzu without Chemicals - Newt Hardie

Cogongrass Eradication Research in Alabama - Stephen F. Enloe

Performance and Selectivity of Clearcast® Herbicide for Chinese Tallow Control - Jonathan Smith

Herbicides and Non-Herbicide Methods Working Together: One plus one equals three - Newt Hardie

Friday, May 15, 2009 General Session

Plenary – Sense and Sustainability: The Impact of Ornamental Nurseries on Native, Exotic and Invasive Species - Kari Whitley, Scout Horticultural Consulting

Panel Discussion – How can we stop the Sale of Non-Regulated Non-Native Invasive Plant Species? Moderator - Colette DeGarady; Participants: Kari Whitley, Betsy Brabson, Jen Spicer, Father Guerri

Closing Remarks - Colette DeGarady