UW Weed Experts provide information to identify and control weeds in your crops and gardens

weed expertsContact: Mark Renz, 608-263-7437, mrenz@wisc.edu

Mild temperatures and ample rainfall have resulted in another year of rampant weed growth. Is your field, garden or yard covered with weeds? Do you know what they are and how to manage them?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider attending Wisconsin Farm Technology Days on July 19-21, 2016 in Walworth County. At this event University of Wisconsin-Extension/Madison weed specialists will help identify your weed species as well as give you management options.

Bring your weeds to the show for identification; if you forget we will have live specimens on display as well as a team of experts to help.

“We’ll also have information about glyphosate-resistant weeds which are a major threat to corn and soybean production across the nation,” said Mark Renz, UW-Extension/Madison weed specialist. “Some ways to address this issue are using integrated weed management tactics, including diversified herbicide use to manage the onset of glyphosate resistance.”

Weed scientists have identified species of weeds that are of concern of developing herbicide resistance and have found herbicide resistant weeds in Wisconsin. UW Weed Experts can provide advice on best practices for determining if a weed is herbicide resistant and steps to control its spread.

For more information about Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, visit www.wifarmtechnologydays.com .

Agriculture and natural resources is a program of the University of Wisconsin-Extension in partnership with local, state and federal government in each Wisconsin county.

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