Weed Science School Oct. 31 near Mead

Weed Science School Oct. 31 near Mead

Update your weed science knowledge and skills at a Nebraska Extension Weed Science School Wednesday, Oct. 31.

University, government, and industry speakers will address current weed science issues as well recommendations for improving herbicide applications. The school will be held at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, starting at 8:45 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

“Dr. Kevin Bradley, professor of weed science at the University of Missouri is an invited speaker to present his 15 years of research experience for management of herbicide-resistant waterhemp,” 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 two years, including what evidence they look for, types of violations, and the regulatory action taken in response to violations.

Weed Science School 2018

Presentations and speakers will include:

  • An Overview of Weed Control and Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Nebraska ― Amit Jhala, extension weeds specialist
  • Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Procedure to Investigate Dicamba Off-Target Injury ― Tim Creger, NDA pesticide/fertilizer program manager
  • Herbicide Discovery in an Era of Industry Acquisition and Merger ― Arlene Cotie, senior product development manager, Bayer CropScience LP
  • What 15 Years of Researching Waterhemp Has Taught Me ― Kevin Bradley, weed scientist, University of Missouri
  • Forensic Analysis and Dicamba Injury ― Jenny Rees, extension educator (see related CW stories: Field Case Study of Dicamba-Injured Soybeans using Forensic Analysis; Dicamba's Effect on Soybean Node Numbers)
  • Ultra Micro Rates of Dicamba in Soybean ― Stevan Knezevic, extension weeds specialist (see related CW story: Research on the Impact of Dicamba Micro-Rates on Non Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans)
  • Weed Identification ― Ethann Barnes, research assistant, and Parminder Chahal, research associate, both in the UNL Department of Agronomy
  • Cover Crops and Weed Suppression ― Chris Proctor, extension weed science educator
  • What Works and Doesn’t Work in Managing Herbicide Drift ― 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. Share this event flyer with a friend and invite them to register and attend with you.

Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Continuing Education Units will be available.

For more information contact Amit Jhala at Amit.Jhala@unl.edu or 402-472-1534 or Extension Educator Keith Glewen at kglewen1@unl.edu or 402-624-8005.


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