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Annual Purdue Extension Weed Day offers Field Trial Tours


Weed plotsPurdue Extension’s 2013 Weed Day will give participants a firsthand look at the effects of different herbicides on various field crops. The June 28 event is geared toward farmers, crop advisers and herbicide applicators. It will be held at the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center, 8343 U.S. 231 S., Lafayette.

Participants will have opportunities to view corn and soybean herbicide plots, as well as cover crop terminal trials and new herbicide-resistant crop technology, said Bill Johnson, Purdue Extension weed scientist and Weed Day organizer.

“Attendees will learn the importance of proper herbicide selection and appropriate timing,” he said.

The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to midday. Maps will be provided for participants to take part in self-guided plot tours. Program organizers will be able to provide more information and directions to specific plots.

The event is free, but participants should register at https://www.btny.purdue.edu/weedscience/temp/WeedDay2013.html or by contacting Johnson at wgj@purdue.edu.

Organizers have applied for Category 1 continuing certification hours (CCH) for custom applicators.

Source: Purdue Ag Communications