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Weed Science Field Day set for June 24

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The 2010 Weed Science Field Day on June 24 at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will showcase the latest weed control research for irrigated crops.

The field day is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Panhandle Center plots at 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff.

Visitors will be able to view research plots in sunflowers, soybeans, sugarbeets, corn, dry beans, and potatoes. Weed control programs for Roundup Ready corn, Liberty-Link corn, conventional corn, Roundup Ready sugarbeet, and conventional sugarbeet will be shown. They also can observe the influence of 12 years of continuous glyphosate application on weed shifts and the development of glyphosate tolerance in the weed population.

A brief tour after lunch might be of interest to those who plan to travel on to the University of Wyoming Weed Science Field Day at Lingle. At 1:30 p.m., a short tour stop near Mitchell will provide a look at off-station Canada thistle control studies.