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Jumping Worms: Biology, Impact & Control of a New Soil Invader

August 31, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The DCMGA is hosting a jumping worms presentation by Brad Herrick. This lecture will discuss biology, ID, and control of jumping worms.

Brad Herrick holds a B.A. in Biology from Luther College and an M.S. in Ecosystems Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is the ecologist and research program manager at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and a PhD student in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies also at UW-Madison. Since 2013, he has been researching the effects of jumping worms on plant and soil interactions in forests and residential gardens, susceptibility of habitats to invasion, and potential control mechanisms. He has given dozens of public talks about jumping worms and has been interviewed by various periodicals and news outlets such as, The Atlantic, NY Times, Science News, and Vox.

A Recording of this program will be made available after the presentation. 


Jumping worms have been found in at least two of Door County’s compost sites.  The WDNR and DCIST are determining what steps will be recommended for Door County.  In the meantime, DCMGA is providing information brochures for residents.  At this time brochures are available at Crossroads at Big Creek, SunnyPoint Nursery, Bonnie Brooke Nursery and at Door Landscape.

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Date:
August 31, 2023
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizers

Door County Master Gardeners
Crossroads at Big Creek
Wild Ones – Door Peninsula Chapter

Venue

Crossroads at Big Creek
2041 Michigan Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Phone
920.746.5895
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