Integrated Weed Management Workshop and On-Line Course
Feb. 5, 2016
The "how-to's" and value of integrating multiple weed control methods will be the focus of a two-day workshop and an online graduate course being offered by the UNL Department of Agronomy this spring.
The two-day Integrated Weed Management workshop, open to the public, runs from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 at the Nebraska East Campus Union in Lincoln. Cost for the workshop is $75 and does not include meals. UNL Weed Scientist Stevan Knezevic will be teaching the workshop and the on-line distance class.
Both offerings are designed to provide graduate students and agribusiness professionals with a working understanding of Integrated Weed Management (IWM) principles as a basis for understanding weed control issues in both conventional and organic cropping systems. IWM, which is based on a multidisciplinary approach to weed control, provides information on the need for and timing of weed control, the effective and environmentally sound use of herbicides, and alternatives to herbicide use, such as weed flaming.
The graduate course, AGRO/HORT 822, will be made available for academic or non-academic credit. Workshop attendance is recommended but not required for those taking the course as workshop sessions will be recorded and made available for class use.
Information and Registration
For more detailed information on the workshop topics and how to register see http://agronomy.unl.edu/integrated-weed-management-workshop. A total of 12 CEUs have been approved for the workshop, seven for the first day and five for the second, all in integrated pest management.
For more detailed information on the graduate class and how to register see http://agrohortonline.unl.edu/agro-hort822-int-weedmngt
Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) taking this course for academic credit may earn six Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Pest Management.
AGRO/HORT 822 is regularly offered in the spring of even-numbered years.