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Webinar: Kickin' Grass in Hawaii for Fire Management & Restoration

Date: Monday, Nov. 19th

Time: 2pm - 3pm HST; 10am-11am Guam Time

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Get some grass-kickin' tips based on over a decade of observations and experiments on tropical grasses. Grasses have modified large landscape areas in Hawaii and the Pacific and often outcompete other plant communities. Abandoned landscapes are particularly prone to the grass-fire cycle. These factors limit the recovery of functional watersheds and habitat. Improved grass suppression can improve native forest restoration and reduce wildfire occurrence. Join us as James Leary presents on grass management, including information on different grass species and on herbicide timing, application method, and ingredients.

Intended Audience:

Land managers with weed control and fire suppression missions


Dr. James Leary is an Associate Research and Extension Specialist with the University of Hawaii, stationed on the beautiful island of Maui. He has 20 years of weed science experience in Hawaii and his mission is to extend knowledge and technology contributing to efficient and effective invasive plant species management in natural and managed landscapes. To that end, he enjoys collaborations with a wide range of disciplines in biology, engineering, economics, and GIS supporting tactical and strategic management of invasive plant species.