Past Event

A National Summit on Strategies to Manage Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

Symposium/Convocation
May 10, 2012

Location:
Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University
805 21st Street NW Washington DC

The NRC hosted a one-day, open national summit of weed scientists, agronomists, and ecologists, along with representatives of federal and state research and regulatory agencies, the crop protection industry, and agricultural producers, to consider a coordinated strategy for managing herbicide-resistant weeds in the United States. This summit will address:

~environmental implications of herbicide-resistant weeds
~best management practices for addressing herbicide resistance
~challenges to and incentives for adopting best management practices

Policy-makers, agricultural producers, herbicide manufacturers, agronomists, and weed scientists can benefit from and contribute to these discussions.

For more information visit http://nas-sites.org/hr-weeds-summit

Workshop Summaries Resulting from this Event

National Summit on Strategies to Manage Herbicide-Resistant Weeds: Proceedings of a Symposium (2012)

Since their introduction in the 1940s, herbicides have helped farmers control the spread of weeds in their fields, saving them the money and time it would take to remove weeds using labor-intensive manual methods. Over this time, some weeds have evolved herbicide resistance--the naturally occurring ability to survive treatment at a normal field dosage of the herbicide. But now, with tens of thousands of farmers using herbicides for weed contro... More >>