2019 Wisconsin Regional Waterhemp Workshops

by Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist)

According to our 2018 weed management SURVEY, waterhemp has become the most concerning weed species in field crop production in Wisconsin. Thus, we invite farmers and crop advisors to attend one of our Wisconsin Regional Waterhemp Workshops to be held in four locations across the state in March of 2019.

These workshops are FREE with 3 CEUs (PM) available.
Download the Promotional Flyer HERE (PDF File)

These workshops are designed for farmers and crop advisors with little waterhemp experience (Waterhemp 101). Topics include 1) pigweed identification, 2) waterhemp biology, ecology, dispersal and resistance evolution, and 3) herbicide selection and integrated strategies for waterhemp management in alfalfa, corn and soybean.

Presenters include UW-Madison Extension Weed Scientists Drs. Rodrigo Werle and Mark Renz, UW-NPM Outreach Specialists Dan Smith and Richard Proost, and WiscWeeds Lab Members Dr. Maxwel Oliveira, Ryan DeWerff and Sarah Striegel.

Participants should RSVP with the local contact by March 14 (limit of 50 participants per location on a first-come, first-served basis).

March 19: Chippewa Falls, WI

  • Eagles’ Club Banquet Hall, 2588 Hwy 53, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
  • Registration and lunch start at noon
  • Workshop: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Jerry Clark, Chippewa County Agriculture Educator
  • RSVP: 715-726-7950 or jerome.clark@ces.uwex.edu

March 20: Bangor, WI

  • Log Cabin, N4697 State Rd 162, Bangor, WI 54614
  • Registration, coffee and rolls start at 9:30 am
  • Workshop: 9:45 am – 1:30 pm (lunch: 11:30 – 12:15)
  • Kaitlyn Lance, La Crosse County Agriculture Educator
  • RSVP: 608-785-9593 or uwexmail@lacrossecounty.org

March 25: Janesville, WI

  • Holiday Inn Express Janesville, 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville, WI 53546
  • Registration and lunch start at noon
  • Workshop: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Nick Baker, Rock County Agriculture Educator
  • RSVP: 608-757-5050 or nick.baker@ces.uwex.edu

March 26: Appleton, WI

  • D.J. Bordini Center, Room 112-A, Fox Valley Technical College, N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
  • Registration and breakfast start at 7:30 am
  • Workshop: 8:15 – 11:15 am
  • Scott Reuss, Marinette County Agriculture Educator
  • RSVP: 715-732-7510 or scott.reuss@ces.uwex.edu

Thanks to our sponsors (BASF, BAYER, FMC, Syngenta and Valent), meals and educational materials will be provided to participants for FREE! Thanks to the UW-NPM Program, Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and United Soybean Board for supporting our waterhemp educational efforts.

For general questions related to the workshops, please contact Dr. Rodrigo Werle at 608-262-7130 or rwerle@wisc.edu.