The 16th annual Wild World of Weeds workshop is set for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at the Fargodome, according to Rich Zollinger, NDSU Extension Service weed specialist.
The workshop is intended for agricultural professionals who advise growers on weed control and herbicide use, crop consultants, agronomists, agricultural dealers and distributors, Extension agents and industry representatives.
NDSU scientists, including Andy Robinson, Brian Jenks, Greg Endres, Kirk Howatt, Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, Mike Ostlie, Angela Kazmierczak, Rod Lym and Zollinger, will present information on a variety of environmental and weed science topics during the workshop. Also doing a presentation is Dick Beardsley, former marathon runner who will talk about his career and near-fatal farm accident.
Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., with the first session beginning at 8:30.
Topics for the workshop are:
- NDSU research updates on small grains, corn, soybeans, edible legumes, oil seed crops, root crops, minor crops, weed biology, noxious/troublesome weeds, and adjuvants and formulations
- Survey of relevant weed science issues
- Cultural practices of weed control
- Factors of pre-emergent herbicides
- Herbicide residue and carryover
- Controlling waterhemp, ragweed, kochia in soybeans and palmer amaranth
The agenda and a registration form are available at www.ndsu.edu/weeds.
The registration fee is $85 until Jan. 10 and $125 after that date. The fee covers food and resource materials. Registration is available only on the Web.
Six and a half credits for the certified crop adviser program will be given for attending the workshop. The credits are for pest management.
For more information, contact Zollinger at 701-231-8157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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