COLUMBUS — Weed resistance prevention and updates on new technologies to control weeds will be among the topics discussed during the July 6 Weed Field Day offered by scientists with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
“Whether it’s Palmer amaranth, giant ragweed or marestail, the field day is designed to help growers learn more about how to prevent weeds from taking over farm fields,” said Anthony Dobbels, an Ohio State University Extension program research specialist in weed science. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college.
“The advantage of offering a weed field day is that it offers growers the chance to see new products and advancements in weed control before they are widely available. They can see the research and how the controls work here at the farm to be able to make informed decisions on whether they’d like to use them on their farms.
“The field day will also focus on herbicide mode of action, which can help growers design a successful weed management program.”
The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, in South Charleston.
Workshop topics will include:
• Marestail control.
• New technology — Xtend and Enlist soybean.
• Cover crops for weed control.
• Weed control in spring barley.
• New herbicide overview/update.
Registration for the field day is $30 and includes lunch and materials. The deadline to register is Friday, June 24. Register by contacting Dobbels at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bruce Ackley at 614-292-1393 or email@example.com.