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Advanced Field Crop Workshop - Lamberton, MN

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By Dave Nicolai, IAP Program Coordinator

The University of Minnesota Institute for Ag Professionals is offering an advanced field crop workshop featuring the latest in weed science strategies for corn and soybean weed management at the  Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton, MN, to be held on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014.
Dr. Jeff Gunsolus, Extension Weed Specialist; Bruce Potter, Extension IPM Specialist (SW MN); Dave Nicolai, Extension Crops Educator; and Liz Stahl, Extension Crops Educator will lead the research tour and workshop.

The workshop focus will be on field demonstration and research plots that are designed to help those involved in crop production develop more durable weed management strategies by integrating principles of weed biology, time of weed removal, and diversification of herbicide sites of action using current and developing weed management technologies.

Dr. Gunsolus will discuss the biological "challenges" and "weaknesses" that need to be addressed in order to manage herbicide resistant common waterhemp, giant and common ragweed and kochia in the weed seed bank. We will discuss a potentially invasive pigweed species - Palmer Amaranth; how to identify this species and the rationale behind a zero tolerance policy in Minnesota's crop production fields.

The workshop begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. The program starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends by noon, followed by lunch, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center. We will meet in the shelter north of the administrative office area.  The Southwest Research and Outreach Center is located 1.5 miles West of Lamberton on US Highway 14. Turn north and follow State Highway 330 to the Center. Watch for signs.

Online registration, which includes reference materials and lunch, cost $60 per person prior to July 8, 2014 or $70 per person at the door. Three (3) pest management CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors have been applied for with the Minnesota CCA office.

Registration is limited to 60 participants.
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