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Wild World of Weeds workshop set for Jan. 20

The 17th annual Wild World of Weeds workshop is set for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, 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, Tom Peters, Mike Christoffers, Greta Gramig, Caleb Dalley, Rod Lym and Zollinger, will present information on a variety of environmental and weed science topics during the workshop.

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
  • NDSU pesticide app
  • Survey of relevant weed science issues
  • Amaranth and other weed identification
  • Revisiting triallate for wild oat control in wheat
  • Relating dicamba residue to yield reduction in dry beans and influence of adjuvants on glufosinate
  • Effects of leafy spurge flea beetles on vegetation
  • Fallow broadleaf weed control with metribuzin, rimsulfuron and adjuvant combinations

The agenda and a registration form are available at http://www.ndsu.edu/weeds.

The registration fee is $85 until Jan. 10 and $125 after that date. The registration 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 Jason Adams at 701-231-6220 or jason.w.adams@ndsu.edu.

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