Take Action - Multi State Weed Science Extension Project
Sustainable Production
Biotic stressField management
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Bill Johnson, Purdue University
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Brief Project Summary:
New educational efforts are needed to educate growers on non-chemical weed control tactics such as cultivation, cover crops, and harvest weed seed management in herbicide-resistance traited and identity preserved soybeans because of added herbicide label restrictions, the global herbicide shortage, and lack of new herbicides. We propose to continue to support the written and electronic materials we developed for OBP and develop and demonstrate new educational materials on non-chemical weed control methods for herbicide-resistant weeds.
Information And Results
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Final Project Results

We were able to broadcast 4 high impact weed science webinars in february. The webinars focused on a review of herbicide mixing order, what soybean post weed control will look like in the future, weed control in early planted soybean, and maximizing the effectiveness of residual herbicides. Our co-PI's were very active in participating in winter and summer meetings were herbicide resistant weeds were discussed, and writing newsletter articles and media pieces offering advice on control strategies. We were also active in conducting research demonstrations on non chemical weed control tactics to supplement herbicide use on University and grower fields.

Benefit To Soybean Farmers

Better weed control has a direct impact on soybean yield every year. Farmers can see this in the fall on the yield monitor as the run the combine through weed patches. This project has played a crucial role in increasing awareness of herbicide resistant weeds and control strategies which include implementation of non-chemical methods to supplement herbicide use.

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.