National Summit on Herbicide Resistance Scheduled

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Events, Herbicides, Weed control

wssaThe Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) have announced plans for a second national scientific summit on the topic of herbicide resistance on September 10th in Washington, D.C.

The event will be hosted by National Research Council at the Auditorium in the National Academy of Sciences Building on Constitution Avenue and will draw public policy makers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, growers and educators who are interested in reducing the devastating threat herbicide resistance represents to agricultural productivity.

The program will focus on the current state of the herbicide resistance problem, recent accomplishments and learnings, the economics of weed management, education and outreach initiatives, new technologies, regulatory issues and a call to action.

“Our objective is for everyone who attends to walk away knowing the role they can play in helping to address this critical challenge – whether it involves the choices they make in weed management or their support for education initiatives and incentives that promote informed stewardship,” says David Shaw, Ph.D., WSSA past president and chair of their Herbicide Resistance Education Committee.