Knapweed in a field.

The Missouri Department of Conservation will host three seminars  — one in Texas County and two in Wright County — during the next two months to help tackle invasive species. 

Dates are 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the First Christian Church on East Highway 17, Houston.  The others are 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at Laclede County Electric, Hartville, and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Mountain Grove YMCA.

Topic will be on controlling knapweed, other noxious weeds and feral hogs.

The speakers for the Texas County workshop are University Of Missouri Agronomist Sarah Kenyon and MDC Private Lands Specialist Lesly Holt.  The speakers for the Wright County meetings will be University of Missouri Dairy Specialist Ted Probert and Holt.

Registration is required to cover the refreshments by Sept. 24 for the Texas County workshop and Oct. 1 for the Wright County events. Call 417-967-2028, ext. 3; 800-879-8894, ext. 3; or stop by the USDA Service Center on U.S. 63, Houston.


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