Staff attend IAP talk

2015-06-16 06:00
Staff at the talk.
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Staff at the talk. Photo: supplied

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THE Kloof Conservancy hosted its third introductory training course on invasive alien plants at the Pietermaritzburg campus of UKZN. Twenty five members learnt more about the problems these plants cause, and how to identify those that commonly occur in the area.

Invasive alien plants cost taxpayers millions of rands through lost agricultural land, health impacts and effects on our biodiversity. Many popular garden­ plants are actually invasive and only by recognising and removing them can we help to reduce their spread. The ground staff at UKZN were very enthusiastic about the new knowledge they had gained, and were keen to put it to good use - both on campus and at home.

To learn more about invasive alien plants, and training opportunities in either English or Zulu, contact Mieke van Tienhoven at amvantienhoven or on 082 678 4156. The next course will be held on 17 June in Zulu and 24 or 27 June in English, at Springside Nature Reserve in Hillcrest

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