Upcoming K-State Weed Management Schools

A series of weed management schools will take place in northwest and north-central Kansas and will be hosted by local county and district offices of K-State Research & Extension.

With the unknowns of herbicide availability this spring and the ever-increasing challenges of controlling difficult weeds, farmers and agribusiness retailers want to hone their skills on the latest weed control research.

Several topics will be covered by speakers from Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska. Sarah Lancaster, K-State Extension Weed Specialist, will discuss weed control with herbicides and non-chemical approaches to dealing with potential herbicide shortages. Tyler Meyeres, K-State PhD student in weed science, will share his research on the role of residual herbicides in season-long weed control. Randy Lloyd, technology researcher at the University of Nebraska, will share research from the North Platte Application Technology Lab.

Weed management schools will be held on February 15 and 16. Schools on February 15 will be held in Colby from 9 a.m. to noon at the City Limits Convention Center, 2227 South Range Ave. and in Osborne from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the United Christian Church, 214 North 2nd Street.

Schools on February 16 will be held in Hill City from 9 a.m. to noon at the Graham County 4-H Building Fairgrounds and in Claflin from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Community Center, 409 A Street.

Participation is free, but registration is requested before February 8th. Register at www.northwest.ksu.edu/events. Contact your local extension office with questions or for assistance with registration. Cottonwood District Offices in Great Bend 620-793-1910, Hays 785-628-9430. Three credits for 1A commercial applicators and 3 pest control credits for CCAs were requested. Do not be too long; reserve your place to attend before February 8.

Stacy Campbell is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Officer for the Cottonwood Extension District. Email him at [email protected] or call Hays’ office at 785-628-9430.