weed resistance

Weed Resistance Meetings Announced

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is pleased to provide opportunities across the state for farmers to learn about the weed management tools available to them.

Across the country farmers, researchers and industry representatives are doing their best to rein in an ever growing problem across the agriculture landscape: weed resistance. The MSR&PC has their hand on the pulse of weed resistance issues and funded research projects that look at weed pressure and how to manage soybeans in the current environment.

“With weed resistance becoming more of a problem across the state, we want to get in front of it before it becomes a larger problem to our soybean production,” said Gene Stoel, MSR&PC Director and Production Action Team Chair. “If anything, we can learn from our southern friends’ experiences about what can happen if we do not get ahead of it.”

Farmers can learn about the tools available to them during a Weed Resistance Meeting near Olivia, Minn., or near West Fargo, ND. These meetings will provide information about local weed pressures and the tools available to farmers to help them manage weed resistance on their farms.

Meetings will also include tours of Dekalb/Asgrow and Dow AgroSciences plots and production facilities, research & development, weed management expert presentations, farmers who have experience with weed resistance and the evolution of weed control programs under heavy weed pressure. Soybean breeders will also be on hand and speaking at the meeting. The MSR&PC has also applied for four CEU credits to be made available in the areas of Pest and Crop Management for those who are interested.

“It’s not going to be as easy as it was, and so we need to learn about all the tools that are available for us to utilize as we face increased weed pressure. I would encourage all farmers, crop consultants and industry representatives interested to attend,” Stoel said.

Stoel recommends registering for these upcoming meetings online to secure your spot. For more information, and to pre-register, go to the event registration page for a meeting near you:

Other sponsors and partners involved in putting on the meetings include Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Dow AgroSciences, Dekalb/Asgrow, the North Dakota Soybean Council and the United Soybean Board.

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is the elected board of soybean producers from Minnesota who direct investments of the state’s checkoff dollars in programs designed to increase profitability to Minnesota soybean farmers.