Are you looking for better, more effective ways to manage tough-to-control weeds? Be sure to tune in to the Iowa Learning Farms webinar Sustainable Weed Management Solutions for Iowa Corn and Soybeans at noon Oct. 21. The presentation will discuss ways to integrate and use nonchemical tactics to help manage herbicide-resistant seed banks.
Weed populations that develop resistance to certain herbicides are an increasing problem in many Iowa fields. “Herbicide resistance is a threat to the sustainability and profitability of corn and soybean production,” says Prashant Jha, associate professor and Extension weed specialist at ISU.
Nonchemical weed control
During the webinar, Jha will explain new integrated weed management strategies and how to incorporate them into your current weed management plans. These strategies focus on using reduced herbicide inputs with the goal of achieving long-term profitability and sustainability for Iowa corn and soybean production.
The nonchemical tactics explained and featured in the webinar include:
- cover crops
- reduced row spacing for corn and soybeans
- new harvest weed seed control technologies
Jha’s research focuses on improving the understanding of weed biology and ecology to develop effective, integrated weed management strategies to be used in corn and soybean production systems of farmers in Iowa and the Midwest.
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 p.m. Oct. 21, go iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 364 284 172. Or call 312-626-6799 or 646-876-9923. The meeting ID is 364 284 172.
The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.
A certified crop adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for, for people who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit (if approved) will be provided at the end of the live webinar.