MINNESOTA INVASIVE TERRESTRIAL PLANTS

  • Program: Landscape and Horticulture Careers
  • Course: Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants
  • Course #: LNDC1300
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of invasive plants in Minnesota and surrounding regions by studying local eco-regions and designing a management plan to control invasives on that site. The plant list will cover non-native, invasive woody and herbaceous plants that are currently endangering native habitats. Annual, perennial, and biennial types will be covered. Students will learn the common and botanical names as well as the habitats these plants are most successful in.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify invasive plants by photos
List plant features that aid in species identification/control
List threats of invasive plants to native habitats
Predict environmental consequences of certain control methods
Demonstrate manual control methods
List chemical control methods

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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