Practical Farmers of Iowa has coordinated an Organic WEed Control pre-conference short course aas an opportunity to dive a little deeper into topics that interest our learning community.
Thursday 1 – 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 – 11:30 a.m. | 7 CEU credits approved
For experienced farmers and newcomers alike, managing weeds is one of the biggest production challenges in organic cropping systems. But don’t be deterred! Weeds can be controlled with a variety of tactics.
In this short course, you’ll learn from farmers and other professionals about a range of strategies, from equipment options and timing to using weed ecology, crop stages, soil conditions and even the weather as guides.
- Mechanical Weed Control and Weed Ecology, Sam Hitchcock Tilton
- Equipment for Different Situations, Eric Madsen, Dean Schultes & Jaron Wilson
- Diversified Weed Control, Jack Geiger
- Electric Weeding, Tony and Merry Kroeger & Derek Shrock
- Flame Weeding, Stevan Knezevic
Registration for the short course is priced per person; members are offered a discounted rate. Short courses begin on Thursday at 1 p.m. and end on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center. For more information about the sessions or to register: https://practicalfarmers.org/events/annual-conference/short-courses/.
1805 Center Dr
Ames, IA 50010
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