Posted on Feb 7, 2017 by Angie Peltier

Stakeholders needed: Herbicide resistance listening session at Commodity Classic

Are you an Illinois farmer?

 

How about an Illinois Ag chemical retailer, seed dealer, crop consultant, machinery/implement dealer, pesticide manufacture or public landowner?

 

Are you planning on attending the Commodity Classic in San Antonio in March?

 

Would you be willing to share your experiences regarding herbicide resistance management?

 

If you answered yes……..

Two weed scientists, Dr. Jeff Gonsolus (University of Minnesota) and Dr. Christy Sprague (Michigan State University), are working on behalf of the Weed Science Society of America to convene a Herbicide Resistance Management (HRM) Listening Session to be held at the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas on the afternoon of Saturday, March 4th.

 

This listening session will be facilitated by professional facilitators and the primary objective is for the scientists to listen to (not talk to) key stakeholders about challenges and barriers to practicing herbicide resistance management and to explore innovative approaches for circumventing these challenges and barriers.

 

The session will be held in the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Room 007 C&D on March 4th beginning with lunch at noon and ending around 5 pm.

 

To reserve your seat at the table, contact either Dr. Sprague (sprague1@msu.edu; 517-353-0224) or Dr. Gunsolus (gunso001@umn.edu; 612-625-8130) by February 15th.

 

For more information regarding the intended outcomes from this and other listening sessions to be held across the country this year, click here.

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