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Optimizing Your Weed Control Program

Creating an optimized weed control program through an understanding of weed and herbicide characteristics.

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Course Summary:

This course will address the array of plant and herbicide differences that affect weed control and discuss how we can hedge our bets as turf managers to increase efficient and effective control of weeds. A better understanding of both weed and herbicide characteristics will lead to best management practices for weed control. The discussion will include how herbicides have changed over time and how herbicide application choices are influenced by weed life cycles, their growth characteristics in different seasons, and their physical characteristics. These best management practices will improve herbicide choices, application timing, formulation choices, and other informed decisions toward an optimized weed control program.

About the Instructor:

Aaron Hathaway is the Technical Services Manager at Nufarm and lives in Michigan. Before joining Nufarm in February of 2019, he spent nearly two decades at Michigan State University concentrating on weed science. He conducted field research in turfgrass systems, covering weed control, fertility and nitrogen fate, and plant growth regulator (PGR) use. Aaron has a wealth of experience teaching turf classes and speaking to both superintendents and lawn care groups.


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