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June 13: Learn how to fight farm field invaders at Weed Science Field Tour

Members of the field tour along a path checking out a plot of crops.
Farmers and agriculture professionals see weed management in action at a past WSU Weed Science Field Tour near Pullman.

Washington State University crop and soil science experts share the latest tools in the fight against farm weeds at the 2018 Weed Science Field Tour, 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, at the R.J. Cook Agronomy Farm near Pullman.

Head shot of Drew Lyon
Drew Lyon

Drew Lyon, WSU’s Endowed Chair for Small Grains Extension and Research, and Ian Burke, Professor of Weed Science, will lead discussions on weed management practices and direct a tour of research plots.

“Our Weed Science Tour is a unique way for growers, crop consultants, company representatives and university researchers to look at research plots together and discuss some of the latest technologies for weed management in wheat and pulse crops,” said Lyon.

Head shot of Ian Burke
Ian Burke

Topics include broadleaf weed control in pulse crops; Italian ryegrass control in winter wheat; weed controls for spring wheat; the CoAXium wheat production system; and the Long-Term Agricultural Research (LTAR) project at WSU.

Registration is free and starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Plant Pathology building, adjacent to the Cook Farm. Plot tours will begin at 1 p.m.

Refreshments will be offered throughout the tour, and a lightly catered social hour follows.

To learn more about the Weed Science Field Tour, visit http://smallgrains.wsu.edu/wsu-weed-science-field-tour/