Explore the latest tools and ideas in the fight against farm weeds at Washington State University’s 2019 Weed Science Field Tour, Wednesday, June 19, at Pullman.
Drew Lyon, WSU’s Endowed Chair for Small Grains Extension and Research, and Ian Burke, professor of weed science, will lead discussions on weed management practices and direct a tour of research plots. Topics include broadleaf weed control in pulse crops; controls for smooth scouring rush; Italian ryegrass control in wheat; controlling rush skeletonweed in fallow fields; and control of ventenata in pasture lands and Conservation Reserve Program fields.
Registration for the tour begins at 1 p.m. at the Palouse Conservation Field Station on the Pullman-Albion Road (about one mile west of Highway 27). Plot tours will begin at 1:30 p.m. The tour concludes at the Plant Pathology Building adjacent to the RJ Cook Agronomy Farm.
Registration is free. There will be a catered social hour after the tour.
Washington and Idaho pesticide recertification credits have been applied for by tour hosts.
To learn more or to register, visit the Weed Science Field Tour website.