At this time a big topic on the farm is weed control right now. With herbicide resistant weeds in many fields and controlling them is becoming more difficult, many producers are looking for options and additional control methods than those used in the past. With all of the opinions and advice out there, getting the most up to date, research driven information available is truly important.
On Feb. 17, at 3 p.m., there will be a Weed/Herbicide Update meeting at the American Ag Credit building located at 5634 10th Street in Great Bend. Dr. Phil Stahlman and Dr. Curtis Thompson, K-State weed specialists will go over issues concerning weed pressures in crops in various subjects including herbicide resistance for Kochia and Palmer Amaranth and a weed management update. During the program, there will be a meal served and sponsored by Ed Junior Farm Inc. There will be no charge to attend this update, but please register by calling 620-793-1910 by Feb. 17, for an accurate head count. We must have a minimum of 10 participants to hold the meeting.
The current herbicide resistance issue is on the forefront of everyone’s mind right now, and finding out all of the possible opportunities to help break the cycle of weeds is imperative to successful row crops grown in this region. For more details and registration information, contact the Barton County Extension office at 620-793-1910 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Barton County K-state Research and Extension. One can contact her by email at email@example.com or calling 620-793-1910