Weed IPM Webinar Series - Winter 2020
Weed IPM Webinar Series – Winter 2020
Thank you to all who joined us for this series! If you missed the webinars, you can find links to all sessions below.
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Extra Session on Ferns in Wild Blueberry https://youtu.be/RjlquxbGoZQ
University of Maine's Lily Calderwood covers the basics on bracket fern and sweet fern identification and management. For more on wild blueberry production, consider attending our Wild Blueberry Grower and Producer Meeting in Sanbornton on March 17th: https://extension.unh.edu/events/wild-blueberry-grower-and-producer-meeting
Session I: Why Weed IPM Matters
Find a link to a recording of the session here:https://youtu.be/zJbvIQjHmKs
This introductory session will cover the basic “how”s and “why”s of integrating weed management into your IPM approach. This session will be targeted to commercial vegetable producers, but should also be appropriate for beginners and home gardeners. Elizabeth Buck is an extension specialist with Cornell University’s Vegetable Program. She has an extensive background in vegetable production, including management of weed pests!
Session II: Introduction to Herbicides
Find a link to a recording of the session here:http://youtu.be/1S9aUMm-yZ0
This session will cover the basics on herbicide modes of action, as well as an introduction to identifying herbicide damage of plants. This session will be targeted to an advanced audience, but growers of all levels are welcome to attend. Lynn Sosnoskie is an assistant professor in Cornell’s Horticulture department. Dr. Sosnoskie is a researcher and extension educator with an extensive background in sustainable weed management in fruit and vegetable systems around the country.
Session III: Non-Chemical Weed Management
Find a link to a recording of the session here:https://youtu.be/YtnUArGx7Jg
This session will cover the basics of mechanical weed management and an introduction to weed seedbank management strategies. This session will be targeted to commercial vegetable producers, but should also be appropriate for beginners and home gardeners. Sonja Birthisel is a post-doctoral research associate and lecturer from the University of Maine’s Weed Ecology and Management Lab. Dr. Birthisel has an extensive background in agroecosystem ecology, as well as weed management and weed seed predators. Check out the prototype of her WEEDucator digital tool for helping beginning farmers explore non-chemical weed management.
Session IV: Cover cropping, tarping and weeds.
Find a link to a recording of the session here:https://youtu.be/UfpHS4UZdBs
This session will be an update on recent UNH research and will cover basics of incorporating tarping and cover crops into your IPM approach. This session will be targeted to commercial vegetable producers, but should also be appropriate for beginners and home gardeners. Natalie Lounsbury is a PhD student from the University of New Hampshire’s Agroecology Lab. She is bringing her extensive knowledge in soil health and reduced tillage to her PhD project, investigating tarping to terminate cover crops and suppress weeds. If you loved her Priming for Production podcast on soil health (soilpodcast.com), you’ll love this session.
Session V: Biological Control of Weeds
Thanks to those who attended! Find a link to a recording of the session here:https://youtu.be/kY2FWfzQQ5I
This session will cover an introduction to biological control of invasive weeds using insect herbivores, including the current state of invasive swallow-wort management in the northeast. This session will be appropriate for the general public, but may be of special interest to Christmas tree growers and those of you managing pastures. Lisa Tewksbury is the director of the Biological Control Lab at the University of Rhode Island and has extensive experience researching insect agents of biological control of several weed species.