Weeds Week

Educational programs for farmers and retailers with a focus on understanding weed resistance and a hands-on, practical approach to developing long-term weed management plans that work.


Goals

  • evaluate the herbicide sites of action that are effective on the weeds present
  • develop a long-term weed management plan that can be implemented the following year
  • understand the importance of cultural and mechanical options in a diverse program
  • recognize the importance of developing field-specific management programs

Each session is a combination of presentations, small group discussions, problem solving, and hands-on planning through a series of worksheets and materials developed for Weeds Week. Sessions are led by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Agronomists. Each location will also feature tours of demonstration plots established to support the goals and objectives of the Weeds Week program.

Two sessions are scheduled at each locations – one for farmers and a second for agribusiness, industry and retail representatives. Each group receives similar information, but presented with the different focus of designing the plans for your own fields, or supporting customers and clients in developing and designing their plans. Check location listings below for scheduled session times.

Continuing Education

This program qualifies for 2.5 pest management continuing education credits for Iowa Certified Crop Advisers, subject to approval.

Twitter Trivia!

Test your weed and herbicide knowledge during our Weeds Week Twitter trivia challenge. Starting Wednesday morning, July 22, and continuing each week day through July 28, follow @ISUCrops for a trivia question. A random winner will be selected from correct answers received each day. Winners receive free meeting registration.


Registration Instructions

Registration is $25 and includes refreshments, lunch, and course materials and publications.

Advance registration is requested to assist with facility and meal planning. A registration deadline is listed for each location. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Registration may be completed online using VISA, MasterCard or Discover, or by mailing in the completed registration form with check payment.

During registration please indicate which session you will be attending – morning or afternoon.

Questions? For assistance with registration, receipts, billing, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact ANR Program Services at anr@iastate.edu or (515) 294-6429. For program information contact an Extension Field Agronomist hosting a meeting near you.

August 3 – Crawfordsville

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm
3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville, Iowa

Schedule
Morning session for farmers - check-in at 9:00 am, program 9:30 - noon followed by lunch
Afternoon session for agribusiness - check-in at noon with lunch, program follows from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Extension field agronomists
Virgil Schmitt, vschmitt@iastate.edu, 563.263.5701
Rebecca Ahlers, rka8@iastate.edu, 319.653.4811

Registration deadline - midnight, July 30


August 4 – Lewis

Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm
53020 Hitchcock Avenue, Lewis, Iowa

Schedule
Morning session for agribusiness - check-in at 9:00 am, program 9:30 - noon followed by lunch
Afternoon session for farmers - check-in at noon with lunch, program follows from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Extension field agronomists
Aaron Saeugling, clonz5@iastate.edu, 712.769.2600
Rich Pope, gilgai@msn.com, 515.509.1346

Registration deadline - midnight, July 31

August 5 – Nashua

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
3321 290th Street, Nashua, Iowa

Schedule
Morning session for farmers - check-in at 9:00 am, program 9:30 - noon followed by lunch
Afternoon session for agribusiness - check-in at noon with lunch, program follows from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Extension field agronomists
Terry Basol, tlbasol@iastate.edu, 641.435.4864
Meaghan Anderson, mjanders@iastate.edu, 319.337.2145

Registration deadline - midnight, August 1


August 6 – Sutherland

Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm
6320 500th Street, Sutherland, Iowa

Schedule
Morning session for farmers - check-in at 9:00 am, program 9:30 - noon followed by lunch
Afternoon session for agribusiness - check-in at noon with lunch, program follows from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Extension field agronomists
Paul Kassel, kassel@iastate.edu, 712.262.2264
Joel DeJong, jldejong@iastate.edu, 712.546.7835

Registration deadline - midnight, August 2

August 7 – Boone

Field Extension Education Laboratory
1928 240th St, Boone, Iowa

Schedule
Morning session for farmers - check-in at 9:00 am, program 9:30 - noon followed by lunch
Afternoon session for agribusiness - check-in at noon with lunch, program follows from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Extension field agronomists
Angie Rieck-Hinz, amrieck@iastate.edu, 515.231.2830
Mark Johnson, markjohn@iastate.edu, 515.382.6551

Registration deadline - midnight, August 3

 

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