AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists Paul Kassel and Angie Rieck-Hinz will host a Palmer amaranth identification and management workshop on Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Humboldt County office, Humboldt. The workshop will also include a discussion regarding the new herbicide traits and use of herbicides.
“Palmer amaranth is a relatively new weed species found in Iowa, so identification and control of this weed is important to keep this species from moving into cropland,” said Rieck-Hinz. “This species is known to be highly competitive and can limit crop production if allowed to become established. The workshop will teach people how to identify the weed and discuss management options.”
Additionally, latest labeling requirements for the use of the dicamba products and use of other herbicides will be shared.
“The management of waterhemp in the soybean crop is a challenge for many farmers,” said Kassel. “This workshop will focus on all available herbicide technology for the management of common waterhemp and amaranth.”
The ISU Extension and Outreach Humboldt County office is located at 727 Sumner Ave in Humboldt. Contact Holly Frerk at 515-332-2201 if planning to attend to ensure course material will be available for everyone. There is no cost to attend and Certified Crop Adviser credits have been requested for this meeting.