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Weed Identification Badge

The Weed Identification badge was designed with seasonal staff in mind and provides learners with an introduction to plant and weed identification based upon physical characteristics, biology, lifecycle and preferred environment. Additionally, strategies for the management and control of weeds and invasive plants are explored in agricultural and environmental systems using the concept of Integrated Weed Management (IWM).

The Weed Identification badge is made-up of 5 short microcredentials that can be taken individually to refresh learners on a specific topic, or all together to provide well-rounded training to those less familiar at recognizing and classifying invasive plants. Each microcredential is delivered in an online, self-directed format.

This badge is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. You can find more information HERE.
*Note: all 5 microcredentials must be taken to be eligible for the grant.

Cost to complete the full badge: $599

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This badge includes the following microcredentials:

The Physical Characteristics of Weeds

In this microcredential learners will demonstrate knowledge of the external morphology of plants and weeds that assist with the identification of vegetation.

Cost: $149 // Online

The Impact of Weeds on Ecosystems

In this microcredential learners will demonstrate knowledge of weeds ability to adapt and thrive in a variety of environmental conditions.

Cost: $149 // Online

Weed Growth and Dispersal

In this microcredential learners will demonstrate knowledge of how the mechanisms of weed growth, development and dispersal aid in the success of weeds. 

Cost: $149 // Online

Identifying Selected Weeds

In this microcredential learners will demonstrate knowledge of and identify 20 common weeds found in western Canada based on physical characteristics and life cycles.

Cost: $149 // Online

Integrated Weed Management Strategies for Invasive Plants

In this microcredential learners will demonstrate knowledge of the 5 Pillars of Integrated Weed Management and associated strategies for vegetation management.

Cost: $149 // Online