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 (
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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

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,
10th anytime after 11:45am EDT: 

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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 ) 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: 

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 
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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: <>
Vicki Morrone
Organic Vegetable and Crop Specialist
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems
CARRS Departent of Community, Agriclture, Recreation and Resource
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!!!