University, government, and industry speakers will address current weed science issues as well as recommendations for improving herbicide applications at a Nebraska Extension Weed Science School on Jan. 29.
The school will be held at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3.45 p.m.
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“Dr. Bryan Young, professor of weed science at the Purdue University, is an invited speaker to present his research experience for dicamba off-target movement in soybean,” said Amit Jhala, extension weed management specialist and program coordinator.
Tim Creger, pesticide/fertilizer program manager with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will be discussing NDA’s experience investigating dicamba complaints the last three years, including what evidence they look for, types of violations, and the regulatory action taken in response to violations.
Presentations and speakers will include: An Overview of Weed Control and Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Nebraska - Jhala, extension weed management specialist; Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Procedure to Investigate Dicamba Off-Target Injury - Creger, NDA pesticide/fertilizer program manager; Herbicide Discovery in an Era of Industry Acquisition and Merger - David Simpson, senior product development manager, Corteva, Indianapolis; Dicamba off-target movement in soybean - Bryan Young, professor of weed science, Purdue University; Corn Ear Formation Issues - Jenny Rees, extension educator; Soybean Response to 2,4-D or Dicamba - Stevan Knezevic, extension weeds specialist; Weed Identification - Ethann Barnes, research assistant, and Parminder Chahal, research associate, UNL Department of Agronomy; Managing Waterhemp - Chris Proctor, associate weed science extension educator; and Nozzles, Nozzles, Nozzles: Selection and How to Use - Bob Klein, Extension western Nebraska crops specialist.
There is no cost to attend the field day, but participants are asked to register at https://agronomy.unl.edu/weedscienceschool. Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Continuing Education Units will be available.