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Webinar: Zapping weeds with electricity

Courtesy of Iowa Learning Farms Washington County farmer Levi Lyle with his Weed Zapper
Participants in the Feb. 3 webinar will learn how electricity can b e used as an effective weed management tool against herbicide-resistant weeds.
Participants in the Feb. 3 webinar will learn how electricity can b e used as an effective weed management tool against herbicide-resistant weeds.

The use of electricity to manage herbicide-resistant weeds is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon Feb. 3.

The movement to farm more sustainably coincides with developments in technology to produce higher-value agricultural products. Levi Lyle, a Washington County farmer, will explain how electricity can be used as an effective weed management tool against herbicide-resistant weeds.

With thousands of acres logged behind the wheel of his Weed Zapper implement, Lyle will share how electricity performs in crops, such as soybean, potatoes, flax, sunflowers and more. Participants will learn of how effectively electricity can terminate waterhemp, giant ragweed, marestail, burdock, foxtail, velvetleaf, thistle, bindweed, and even alfalfa and CRP brome.

"Safety features of the modern, high-voltage weed-zappers instill confidence in their use as a chemical alternative," Lyle says. "Prepare to be inspired."

Webinar access

To participate in the webinar, shortly before noon Feb. 3, go to iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 364 284 172. Or call 312-626-6799 or 646-876-9923 with meeting ID 364 284 172. The webinar will also be archived on the ILF website.

A certified crop adviser board-approved continuing education unit has been applied for, for those who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.

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