SFA and SFMI offer webinars throughout the year, FREE to members. These programs are designed to provide practical, quick tools and techniques to help properly maintain clean, safe, healthy school districts across the state.


Lunch and Learn Webinar

Geese on the field

MANAGING NUISANCE GEESE

Thursday, March 30 :: 12:00-1:00pm

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Although beautiful in flight and valued as a symbol of the wild, Canada Geese frequenting school grounds, including athletic fields, are a growing concern. Please join us for a discussion about goose biology and behavior, the legal framework for dealing with goose problems, alleviation techniques available to schools, and the long-term management of geese and goose problems.

Geese on School Grounds
♦ Overview of the problems
♦ Community issue
♦ Management techniques
♦ Chemical repellents
♦ Feeding bans
♦ Exclusion
♦ Habitat modification
♦ Lethal control
♦ Reproductive control
♦ Round ups
♦ Harassment
♦ Cornell research
♦ Demonstration project

Flocks of Canada geese are said to cause turfgrass issues such as compaction, weed seed dispersal and nutrient loading. Learn the issues and best management practices to overcome them.
♦ Potential Turfgrass Issues
♦ Compaction
♦ Weed seed dispersal
♦ Nutrient loading

Best Management Practices
♦ Cultivation
♦ Overseeding
♦ Feces removal

Cornell Turfgrass Resources

Speakers:
♦ Lynn Braband, Sr. Extension Associate, NYS Community IPM Program, Cornell University
♦ Joellen Lampman, School and Turfgrass IPM Extension Support Specialist, NYS IPM Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension

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