- Michael Owen, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, who will speak on the nature of herbicide resistance in weeds.
- Jodie Holt, professor of plant physiology at the University of California-Riverside, who will speak on the epidemiology of herbicide resistance.
- Stephen Powles, professor of weed science at the University of Western Australia, who will discuss what his country is doing to combat herbicide resistance.
- Harold Coble, agronomist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service, who will speak on ways to address the pressing problem of herbicide resistance.
- Dale Shaner, plant physiologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, who will participate in a panel discussion on impediments to the use of best management practices.
- John Soteres of Monsanto Company, chairman of the Herbicide Resistance Action Committee, who will participate on a panel discussing ways to encourage the adoption of best management practices.
Last fall WSSA introduced a free training program on herbicide resistance that is tailored for pesticide applicators, growers, agrichemical retailers, farm consultants and other industry stakeholders. The peer-reviewed materials are currently available in English and in Spanish on the WSSA website at http://wssa.net/LessonModules/herbicide-resistant-weeds and on the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship (PES) website at pesticidestewardship.org.
For more information on the National Summit, visit http://nas-sites.org/hr-weeds-summit.
About the Weed Science Society of America
The Weed Science Society of America, a nonprofit scientific society, was founded in 1956 to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment. The Weed Science Society of America promotes research, education and extension outreach activities related to weeds, provides science-based information to the public and policy makers, fosters awareness of weeds and their impact on managed and natural ecosystems, and promotes cooperation among weed science organizations across the nation and around the world. For more information, visit http://www.wssa.net.
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