The annual Wild World of Weeds Workshop is set for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo.
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 Mike Christoffers, Jeff Stachler, Brian Jenks, Greg Endres, Kirk Howatt, Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, Greta Gramig, Mike Ostlie and Rich Zollinger, will present information on a variety of environmental and weed science topics during the workshop. Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University weed specialist and professor of agronomy, also will present.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., with concurrent sessions beginning at 9 a.m.
Topics for the workshop include:
- 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 topics
- Science-based glyphosate interactions with micronutrients and plant health
- Cultural practices to protect the value of herbicides
- Why weed resistance is increasing
Lodging is available at the Ramada at a reduced rate. The agenda and a registration form are available at www.ag.ndsu.edu/weeds. The registration fee is $85 until Jan. 13 and $125 after that date. The registration fee covers food and resource materials. Registration is available online only.
Six credits for the Certified Crop Advisor Program will be given for attending the workshop. The credits are for pest management.
For more information, contact Rich Zollinger, NDSU Extension Service weed specialist, at 1-8157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.