AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, an education and outreach program from Iowa State University (ISU), will present a webinar, “Sustainable Weed Management Solutions for Iowa Corn and Soybean” at noon Wednesday, October 21, featuring ways to integrate non-chemical tactics to manage herbicide-resistant seed banks.
“Herbicide resistance is a threat to sustainability and profitability of corn and soybean production,” said Prashant Jha, associate professor and extension weed specialist at ISU.
During the webinar, Jha will explain new integrated weed management strategies and how to incorporate them into current weed management plans for reduced herbicide inputs and long-term profitability and sustainability of Iowa corn and soybean production.
The non-chemical tactics covered will include cover crops, reduced row spacing, and harvest weed seed control technologies for long-term management of herbicide-resistant weed seed banks.
Jha’s research focuses on improving the understanding of weed biology and ecology to develop effective, integrated weed management strategies in corn and soybean production systems of Iowa and the Midwest.
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CDT on October 21:
Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172
Or, join from a dial-in phone line:
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 364 284 172
The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.
A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for, for those who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit (if approved) will be provided at the end of the live webinar.
About Iowa Learning Farms
Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.
Hilary Pierce Jacqueline Comito
Extension Outreach Specialist ILF Program Director