July 12, 9am–12pmWhere
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Western Agricultural Research Station 7721 S Charleston Pike, South Charleston,
As weeds such as marestail become more of a problem for corn and soybean growers, scientists in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University are putting more resources into the research of new herbicides and herbicide resistant weeds and crops.
On July 12, OSU weed specialists will display some of that research during a field day for agricultural industry representatives and corn and soybean growers interested in learning about weed control in Ohio corn and soybean fields.
The event will focus on marestail control and new herbicide trait technology, which is how new herbicides are created to fight the weeds that have developed a resistance to certain herbicides.
Additionally, studies will be discussed in which various corn and soybean herbicides are used on fields with no-till and conventional tillage.
Marestail is a competitive and rapid growing weed that emerges primarily from late March through June and from late summer into fall. The plant also has the ability to become herbicide resistant, making research on new herbicide trait technology extremely important.
Different varieties of corn and soybeans are evaluated at the South Charleston research station for their yield, disease resistance under various crop rotation and tillage methods. These plots will all be included in the tour.
Registration is $35 and can be done by contacting Bruce Ackley, an OSU Extension program specialist in weed science, at [email protected].
Field day participants can take a self-guided tour of the research center and those that register for the field day by July 5 will also have lunch and a plot book included in their registration fee. The plot book contains the information for each study including treatments, planting dates, herbicide application parameters and dates, and weed size.