CWMA Webinar: Rights-of-Way Weed Management
Register today for Rights-of-Way Weed Management
Approved for 1 CEC in category 109 Industrial and Right of Way
Synopsis: Total vegetation management (TVM), sometimes referred to as bare ground, has a different objective than selective weed management. For safety reasons, i.e., visibility, fire mitigation, ease of maintenance, TVM is often required at power substations, oil and gas wells, railroads. Etc. In this presentation, I will discuss the pros and cons of a range of herbicide options, illustrating that some herbicides are better in areas that have the potential for significant non-target impacts. Herbicide resistance weeds, especially kochia, require that applicators understand the fundamentals of resistance management. Material presented will be based on published research conducted by Colorado State University that examined the importance of herbicide application timing (fall vs. spring), and herbicide combinations that focused on managing herbicide resistant kochia.
- Learners will be given a range of options to achieve TVM that are less expensive than current industry standards and have a lower potential for non-target impacts.
- Learners will be provided with information that may change their application timing from spring to fall.
- Learners will develop a basic understanding of how to manage herbicide resistant kochia.
Dr. Scott Nissen, Weed Science Professor and Extension Specialist. Scott's responsibilities include research (applied and basic), outreach (Cooperative Extension) and some teaching. When Scott first came to CSU in 1995 his focus was integrated weed management in row crops. Scott concentrated on crops like onion, sugar beet, dry bean and potato. This applied research has been supported by the various commodity groups; however, agriculture along the Colorado’s Front Range is being displaced by an increasing population. Many communities are trying to preserve the quality of life in Colorado by purchasing farmland to establish open space and natural areas. These areas are highly disturbed and susceptible to invasion by numerous weed species; therefore, over the past three years he has been involved in more research dealing with invasive species management and adaptive strategies to establish desirable plant communities. The goal of this research is to establish sustainable plant communities that can resist re-invasion. Herbicides are an important management tool, so we also focus on herbicide fate in the environment and non-target impacts.
Who should take this webinar?
- Qualified supervisors, certified operators, and private applicators seeking a 109 continuing education credit to renew their license.
- Seasonal or new hires looking to gain knowledge in these topics.
- Any professional or member of the public that is interested in learning about these topics.