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November 20, 2013   Email to Friend 

EXTENSION EVENT FOCUSES ON HERBICIDE, TECHNOLOGY USES
Mary Johnson
(334) 235-1406
November 20, 2013

DECATUR, Ala., — This winter, Alabama row-crop farmers can learn the latest on weed control and new technologies at an upcoming Alabama Cooperative Extension System workshop. The “Glyphosate Weed Resistance and New Technology Update” event is Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Calhoun Community College Aerospace Building in Decatur.

Extension agronomist Charles Burmester said this workshop has been three years in the making. North Alabama farmers first discussed issues of herbicide-resistant weeds at a 2010 meeting.

“After that, Alabama farmers were proactive and weeds like pigweed and horseweed spread more slowly here than in other states,” Burmester said. “The Dec. 11 meeting will provide an update on what we’ve learned about controlling these resistant weeds and on new technologies that will be available in a few years.”

Along with pigweed and horseweed control, presentation topics include soybean herbicide sensitivity, new herbicides, importance of spray nozzle selection and effects of Xtend and Enlist technologies on crop production.

The event is free. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and lunch will be provided at noon. The meeting concludes at 3 p.m. with time for participants to visit exhibit vendors.

Although not required, RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Burmester for more information at (256) 303-7407 or burmech@auburn.edu.


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