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Right of Way Pest Management

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Rights-of-way are the areas involved in common transport. Rights-of-way weeds are undesirable plants (herbaceous or woody) that can become a hazard or nuisance or can harm humans, animals, or the environment. Some vegetation can cause safety and legal problems along roadsides and railways by hiding signs, reducing distance visibility, and reducing areas where motorists can pull off the road safely. Undesirable vegetation also hinders water drainage, speeds up roadbed degradation, causes snowdrifts, creates a fire hazard, and increases soil erosion.

Preventing weed emergence is very important to achieve weed-free rights-of-way.

This course is approved by the California Department of Pesticide regulation (DPR) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for license renewal for QAL, QAC and PCA licenses. After completing this module, participants will be knowledgeable about the following:

  • Rights-of-way and Vegetation Management.
  • Plant Ecology and Lifecycle.
  • Biological, Mechanical, and Chemical Controls.
  • Herbicide Classification, Application, and Equipment.
  • Factors that Affect Herbicide Applications.