Integrated weed management workshop

The Iowa State University Weed Science group will offer an Integrated Weed Management Field Workshop at the Nashua Research Farm on July 26. The objective of the workshop is to provide an overview of interactions between weed biology and weed management systems, emphasizing factors that influence production weed management decisions.

The target audience for the workshop includes farmers, crop consultants, and agribusiness personnel who have attended a Field Extension Education Laboratory session. Attendees should have familiarity with weed biology and ecology and an interest in how they affect weed management decisions.

Specific topics will include sprayer setup and configuration, influence of cultural practices on weed populations, weed population dynamics, crop-weed interactions, and factors that influence weed management and herbicide performance. Sessions will be conducted in the classroom and in the field. Instructors will include ISU extension weed scientists (Bob Hartzler, Mike Owen, and Brent Pringnitz) and cropping systems faculty (Matt Liebman).

The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and finish at approximately 3:30 p.m. The cost is $75 and enrollment is limited. Certified crop adviser continuing education units have been requested. Lunch and refreshments are included in the enrollment fee. To register for this workshop, or for further information, contact Bob Hartzler at 2104 Agronomy Hall, Iowa State University, Ames IA 50011, call 515-294-1923, or e-mail hartzler@iastate.edu

This article originally appeared on page 76 of the IC-486 (9) -- May 14, 2001 issue.

Updated 05/13/2001 - 1:00pm