MINNEAPOLIS — Weed management has changed dramatically in recent years. Herbicide-resistant weeds are a significant management challenge, and resistance issues are expanding in scope and geography. Once herbicide-resistance is discovered in a weed population, it doesn’t just go away, and an increasing number of weed populations in MN are resistant to multiple herbicide chemistries or site of action (SOA) groups.
How did we get into this situation, what can we do to combat resistant weeds, and how can we help preserve current management tools and those coming onto the market?
These questions and more will be addressed at U of MN Extension “Strategic Farming – Are You Resistance Ready” workshops. Weed management research, weed biology, cultural tools, and the new herbicide-resistant crop technologies will be discussed to help develop effective weed management programs for today and the long-run.
Locations and dates include:
- February 22 at the American Legion, 613 Legion Drive, in Montevideo (map)
- February 23 at the 4-H Building-Exhibit Hall, 3048 S Broadway Ave., in Slayton (map) (NOTE this session will be followed by a noon lunch, a cover crop and manure presentation at 12:30, and the Southern Small Grains Tour from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.)
- February 24 at the American Legion, 620 1st Avenue South, in St. James (map)
- February 24 at the Event Center, 1005 Highway 15 South, in Hutchinson (map)
At each location, check-in will start at 8:30, and the program will run from 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. For planning purposes, pre-registration is requested at http://z.umn.edu/resready by Feb. 20th. A registration fee of $10 ($15 at Slayton) will be collected at the door to help cover program costs.
For further details, see the program flyer at http://z.umn.edu/resreadyflyer. A special thanks goes to local Corn and Soybean Growers Associations, Monsanto, Avoca Spray Services, Chandler Coop, and Spronk Seed Farm for helping support these workshops.
Please contact Liz Stahl at 507-372-3900 Ext 3912 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
— Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota Extension educator – crops
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