Update your weed science knowledge and skills at an upcoming Nebraska Extension Weed Science School.
At the one-day seminar, university, government and industry speakers will address weed science issues, as well as recommendations for improving herbicide applications. The school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.
"Dr. Bryan Young, professor of weed science at Purdue University, is an invited speaker to present his research experience for dicamba off-target movement in soybean," said Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist and program coordinator.
Tim Creger, pesticide/fertilizer program manager with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will discuss NDA's experience investigating dicamba complaints over the past three years — including what evidence they look for, types of violations and regulatory action taken in response to violations.
Presentations and speakers will include:
An overview of weed control and herbicide-resistant weeds in Nebraska. Amit Jhala, Extension weed management specialist
Nebraska Department of Agriculture procedure to investigate dicamba off-target injury. Tim Creger, NDA pesticide/fertilizer program manager
Herbicide discovery in an era of industry acquisition and merger. David Simpson, senior product development manager, Corteva, Indianapolis
Dicamba off-target movement in soybean. Bryan Young, professor of weed science, Purdue University
Corn ear formation issues. Jenny Rees, Nebraska Extension educator
Soybean response to 2,4-D or dicamba. Stevan Knezevic, Nebraska Extension weeds specialist
Weed identification. Ethann Barnes, research assistant, and Parminder Chahal, research associate, both in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy
Managing waterhemp. Chris Proctor, Nebraska associate weed science Extension educator
Nozzles, nozzles, nozzles: selection and how to use. Bob Klein, Extension western Nebraska crops specialist
Certified crop adviser continuing education units will be available.
For more information, contact Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, at email@example.com or 402-472-1534; Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-624-8005; or Jenny Rees, Nebraska Extension educator, at email@example.com or 402-362-5508.