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Collin County Chapter – Controlling Invasive Plants

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

May 7 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Our May 7th Chapter Meeting will feature a presentation by Chad Cummings – AgriLife County Extension Agent, on “An Integrated Vegetation Management Approach to Controlling Invasive Plants”. Chad will be discussing invasive plant’s impact on our economy, biodiversity, and biophysical processes, and potential control mechanisms. In addition, he will cover common North Texas native species as replacements for invasive species.
Our program opens at 6:30 with a welcome and testing of connections, then at 7:00, Rodney Thomas, our chapter president, will have a short chapter update, followed by Chad’s presentation. The meeting will conclude with a Q&A session.
You can attend the hybrid meeting in person at the Heard Museum in McKinney or online via Zoom.
After 14 years of working at Corteva Agriscience, Chad started as the AgriLife Grayson County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in April 2022. His passions for agriculture, wildlife habitat restoration, and pollinator habitat conservation brought him to the Extension Service, and he hopes to guide North Texans in their agricultural endeavors.
Chad has served as the Constitution, Bylaws, and Op Guide Advisor to the Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) Board of Directors (2020-2023). He also served with both the WSWS and the Society of Range Management (SRM), ensuring continuity between weed science and range management objectives, goals, and product stewardship. Chad also served as Chair of the SRM Rangeland Invasive Species Committee (RISC) in 2011 and again in 2021.

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