Current Approaches for Managing Invasive Plant Populations
Robert Leavitt - California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, CA
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is charged with identifying, preventing, eradicating and/controlling invasive plants, also known as noxious weeds. This includes preventing their entry into the state at the border protection stations. It also includes preventing the artificial spread of noxious weeds in horticultural crops by regulation. The CDFA works with county agricultural commissioners, cooperative weed management areas, and other agencies and partners to control and eradicate noxious weeds. The CDFA is an active member of the California Horticultural Invasive Prevention partnership and the works with PlantRight campaign to encourage the voluntary removal of noxious weeds from horticultural production.