Learn More About Eliminating Resistant Weeds At Workshop

Date posted - July 20, 2016

Cherokee, Iowa — Weeds. Since the fall of Adam, they’ve always been a problem for farmers.

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Tall Waterhemp seedling

Since modern herbicide was invented, farmers have had a weapon against weeds. And herbicide-resistant crops were thought to be the answer — just spray your fields with a certain herbicide and since the crops themselves are resistant — no weeds, and the crops are fine.

However, another problem appears to be “cropping” up — weeds that are herbicide-resistant.

In response, ISU Extension and Outreach is observing their annual “Weeds Week.” Extension Agronomist Joel De Jong tells us about “Weeds Week.”

He says Extension is hosting several workshops throughout the state. He tells us that the workshop in northwest Iowa was scheduled to be at the ISU Research Farm near Sutherland, but due to forecast heat and humidity the program has been moved from Sutherland to Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee.

According to ISU officials, registrations will be accepted at the door. Registration is $25 and includes refreshments, lunch, and course materials and publications. For more information, check out www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds.

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