Apr 18, 2022
Weed science webinar series offered

The USDA Agricultural Research Service and the Weed Science Society of America are co-hosting 10 webinars on weed science and research. Presentations are being given by ARS weed science research experts.

The webinars will occur every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) and include an interactive Q&A session.

To attend the webinar(s), REGISTER in advance. The webinar series is open to the public, and Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) membership is not required.


Theme I: Tactics
April 12 Integrated Weed Management in Cropping SystemsMarty Williams, Ecologist at the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit in Urbana, IL
April 19Non-Crop Systems: Advancements in Weed Biocontrol ToolsMelissa Smith, Research Ecologist at the Invasive Plant Research Laboratory in Fort Lauderdale, FL
April 26New Technology for Weed Identification and ControlSteven Mirsky, Research Ecologist at the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory in Beltsville, MD
Theme II: Mechanisms
May 3Role of Plant Physiology in Weed-Crop CompetitionDave Horvath, Research Plant Physiologist at the Sunflower and Plant Biology Research Unit in Fargo, ND
May 10Molecular Basis for Controlling Invasive PlantsMatt Tancos, Research Plant Pathologist at the Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit in Fort Detrick, MD
May 17Addressing Herbicide Resistance with Alternative ChemistriesScott Baerson, Molecular Biologist at the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit in Oxford, MS
Theme III: Impacts
May 24Spread and Distribution of Invasive PlantsJohn Madsen, Research Biologist at the Invasive Species and Pollinator Health Unit in Albany, CA
May 31Climate Change Effects on Weeds and ManagementDana Blumenthal, Ecologist at the Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit in Fort Collins, CO
June 7Restoration for Managing Invasive PlantsRoger Sheley, Ecologist at the Range and Meadow Forage Management Research Unit in Burns, OR



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