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Glyphosate-resistant weed management seminar scheduled for August 18
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

Have you ever thought of trying to farm without the use of glyphosate?  Farmers in some parts of the world are currently experiencing this reality. The Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) will be conducting a half-day seminar in our backyard highlighting proven weed control methods against some of the strongest herbicide-resistant weed threats in the world.  This seminar will provide proven research results and practical on-farm experience in the implementation of strategies that target improved weed management while enormously enhancing crop profitability.

Experienced farmers, entrepreneurs, and research personnel from the Western Australia cropping belt will lead our local workshop to share their experiences and insight. Ray Harrington, inventor of the Harrington Seed Destructor, will be the highlighted speaker and discuss his journey on the development of a new weed control tool!

The seminar is scheduled for Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Northeast Research and Extension Center in Keiser, AR.  It starts at 11:45 am with lunch being served and then presentations begin at 12:45 pm and end at 4:15.

Presentations include:                                      

  • Targeting weed seeds at harvest
  • Weed seed control potential in the Mid-South
  • Chaff carts and weed management
  • How to utilize and maximize fire as a tool
  • Evolution of the Harrington Seed Destructor

Presenters will be:

  • Michael Walsh, AHRI
  • Rod Messina, Mullewa grower
  • Ray Harrington, Darkan grower
  • Lance Turner, Corrigin grower
  • Andrew Messina, Mullewa grower

Please join us and accept this special invitation from the Bayer CropScience, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, and the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative to gain first hand global insight on the increasing challenge of weed management for today’s farm businesses.

Information provided by Dr. Jason Norsworthy, Weed Scientist, UA Fayetteville



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