Dear MSUE ag and natural resources educators: Here is information about an opportunity to listen and ask questions at a webcast about controlling garlic mustard -- this is the best time to take action against this invasive weed and so we are forwarding this information to you. _________________________________________________ Stewardship Network ( www.stewardshipnetwork.org <http://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/> ). WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 11:45 TO 1PM EDT www.stewardshipnetworkwebcast.org <http://www.stewardshipnetworkwebcast.org/> It's high garlic mustard control time here in Michigan. Do you work to care for a piece of property? Have you noticed garlic mustard on your property? Do you know how to recognize garlic mustard? Want to learn tried and true techniques to control its spread? Want to participate in an online interactive presentation and discussion with people actively engaged in natural areas management from across the country? Then please join the Stewardship Network for our next webcast on Controlling Garlic Mustard... ONLINE Wednesday, May 10, 2006 from 11:45 to 1:00 pm Eastern time for a presentation and discussion on garlic mustard control. Leading the webcast will be the following panel of experts: 1) Doug Landis, Professor of Entomology at Michigan State University, Doug's current research projects include biological control of garlic mustard, purple loosestrife and soybean aphid, as well as the use of native plants to enhance biological control. He also advises state and federal agencies on invasive species management. 2) Lisa Brush, Executive Director of the Stewardship Network has been working to bring groups and individuals together to build capacity to manage our natural areas. Joining Doug and Lisa will be a natural areas manager with significant experience in garlic mustard control on the ground. To join the meeting, please click on the following link on Wednesday, May 10th anytime after 11:45am EDT: < www.stewardshipnetworkwebcast.org <http://www.stewardshipnetworkwebcast.org/> > and log in anytime after 11:45am Eastern time. If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact Todd Shunneson at 414-254-0122. We'd also encourage everyone to do a quick trial run AHEAD OF TIME (by going to http://www.instantlyglobal.com/system_test ) to make sure you are able to access the meeting on your computer. If you try beforehand and encounter difficulties Todd will be able to help you discover what the problem is. We know that some people have had problems accessing similar presentations when trying to enter from their company's servers because of strict "firewall" configurations. Most of these people who had problems were trying to access the presentation from government buildings. If you are having problems accessing the presentation, some helpful tips can be found here: http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_19546 Once you have logged in to the meeting, you will be able to ask questions of and share information with these experts and others who join us online. You will be able to hear Doug and Lisa through speakers on your computer (make sure they are turned on!). You will be able to share your thoughts, ideas, questions, and perspective via your keyboard. Participants will be able to see everyone's typed comments. This webcast of The Stewardship Network is again hosted and sponsored by MSU Global Ventures with support from the USFS Northern Initiatives Electronic Commons. We plan to continue offering new webcasts on a variety of ecological restoration topics on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. While you may never have participated in a webcast or online meeting we are excited to continue exploring this innovative outreach/networking technology and encourage you to try it out. Lisa Brush Executive Director Stewardship Network 1831 Traver Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 734/395-4483 [log in to unmask] www.stewardshipnetwork.org <http://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/> Joy Neumann Landis Assistant IPM Coordinator and Communications Manager Michigan State University Integrated Pest Management Program B18 National Food Safety & Toxicology Bldg, East Lansing, MI 48824 Voice: (517) 353-4951 Fax: (517) 353-4995 Web: http://www.ipm.msu.edu <http://www.ipm.msu.edu/> ******************************************** Vicki Morrone Organic Vegetable and Crop Specialist C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems CARRS Departent of Community, Agriclture, Recreation and Resource Studies 303 Natural Resources Bldg Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-1222 Phone: 517-353-3542 Cell: 517-282-3557 FAX 517-353-3834 E-Mail: [log in to unmask] Don't forget! A carrot a day may keep the doctor away but an ORGANIC carrot a day, grown locally will taste good, support your farmer neighbor AND may keep the doctor away!!!