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:
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.