2013-01-03 / Top News

Wild World of Weeds Workshop set

The annual Wild World of Weeds workshop is set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Fargodome, according to Rich Zollinger, North Dakota State University 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, Jeff Stachler, Brian Jenks, Greg Endres, Kirk Howatt, Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, Mike Ostlie, Rod Lym and Zollinger, will present information on a variety of environmental and weed science topics during the workshop. Also doing a presentation is Jason Norsworthy, University of Arkansas associate professor.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first session beginning at 8:50.

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 topics.

• Implications of southern U.S. weed resistance for North Dakota.

• Troublesome weeds.

• Drift Stewardship.

• Off-target movement and spray tank contamination.

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

The registration fee is $85 until Jan. 4 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 Zollinger at (701) 231-8157 or r.zollinger@ndsu.edu.

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