Tallgrass Prairie Center


2018 Roadside Conference

Information from the 32nd Annual Roadside Conference


The 32nd annual roadside conference was held September 12-14, 2018 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A copy of the conference brochure is available here. The annual roadside conference is attended by county roadside vegetation managers, DOT employees, exhibitors, conservationists from federal, state, county, and city agencies, and nonprofit organizations, and landowners.

The evening keynote speaker was Dr. Doug Tallamy. A video of his presentation, "Making Insects, the Little Things That Run the World" is available for viewing by clicking here.


PDFs of the conference presentations are available below:

Effectiveness of Herbicides at Controlling Common Invasive Plants on Roadsides, Dr. Mark Renz

GPS technology in spray rig panel, Chris Henze, Wes Gibbs, Jim Uthe, Ben Bonar

Monarch Research Project, Clark McLeod

Roadside Revelations: How to talk to the public and politicians, Kristine Nemec and Shannon Ramsay

Subsurface Nutrient Processing Capacity in Agricultural Roadside Ditches, Dr. Keith Schilling

Panel on Landowner Interference, Kristi Harshbarger, Jered Jepsen, Rob Roman, Joe Kooiker



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