Pigposium III to be held February 28

In Delta Farm Press

The first Pigposium was held in 2010, after one of the worst pigweed years growers have experienced.

“Glyphosate resistance had become an issue for everyone it seemed and growers were desperate for solutions,” says Tom Barber, University of Arkansas weed scientist. “That meeting drew around 800 attendees and as far as I know still holds the unofficial record for the most highly attended meeting conducted by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, at least in recent years.”

The second Pigposium was a hands-on field tour in 2014 at the Northeast Research and Extension Center in Keiser, Ark.

“Among other things, that meeting focused on the importance of crop and technology rotation to preserve the remaining tools for pigweed control. The importance of residuals and utilizing multiple effective herbicide modes of action was highlighted in all crops as well as timing and rates of Liberty applications. We also talked about new technologies and alternative methods for pigweed control such as ‘zero tolerance’, cereal rye cover crops and narrow-windrow burning.

Read the rest of the story in Delta Farm Press.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: