AMES, Iowa — An online course has been designed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to provide farmers and agribusinesses the information needed to better manage weeds in crop fields.
Herbicide Resistance and Weed Management course (CROP 3138) is now available at https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15367. The cost for the course is $50.
The United States Department of Agriculture estimates the cost of dealing with herbicide resistance once it occurs to be $20-60 an acre.
“This course provides tools to help farmers and agribusinesses, either independently or working together, develop long-term weed management plans that will delay the development of herbicide resistance in crop fields and help reduce the long-term expenses of dealing with future development of herbicide resistance,” said Virgil Schmitt, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “These plans will help provide effective weed management in the near term and to avoid the expense of dealing with herbicide resistance in the future.”
All farmers and agribusiness professionals who serve farmers are invited to complete the course.
Those who successfully complete the course are also eligible for three Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Units. The cost of the CCA credits is included in the course price.
— Virgil Schmitt, Extension Field Agronomist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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