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Are you resistance ready? UMN Extension to host upcoming workshops

February 16, 2017 / by University of Minnesota Extension Categories: Association News, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association

Weed management has changed dramatically in recent years.  Herbicide-resistant weeds are a significant management challenge and resistance issues are expanding in scope and geography. Once herbicide-resistance is discovered in a weed population, it doesn’t just go away, and an increasing number of weed populations in Minnesota are resistant to multiple herbicide chemistries or site of action (SOA) groups.

How did we get into this situation, what can we do to combat resistant weeds, and how can we help preserve current management tools and those coming onto the market?

These questions and more will be addressed at the University of Minnesota Extension “Strategic Farming – Are You Resistance Ready” workshops. Weed management research, weed biology, cultural tools and the new herbicide-resistant crop technologies will be discussed to help develop effective weed management programs for today and the long-run.

Locations include:

  • February 22: American Legion located at 613 Legion Drive, Montevideo
  • February 23: 4-H Building-Exhibit Hall located at 3048 S Broadway Avenue, Slayton*
  • February 24: American Legion located at 620 1st Avenue South, St. James
  • February 24: Event Center located at 1005 Highway 15 South, Hutchinson

*This session will be followed by a noon lunch, cover crop and manure presentation at 12:30 p.m., and the Southern Small Grains Tour from 1-4 p.m.

At each location, check-in will start at 8:30, and the program will run from 9-12 p.m.  For planning purposes, pre-registration is requested at http://z.umn.edu/resready by  Feb. 20.  A nominal registration fee ($15 or less) will be collected at the door to help cover program costs.

For more information, click here.

The workshops are supported by the Murray County Corn and Soybean Growers and the Watonwan County Corn and Soybean Growers.

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