Weed IPM Webinar Series - Winter 2020
Weed IPM Webinar Series – Winter 2020
All sessions (noon-1pm) will include a presentation from an expert in weed management, followed by a question and answer session. Join by web or phone.
Pesticide applicator recertification credits will be on offer to attendees from NH, and any state that accepts NH credits. There may be limits to how many online credits can be used for your recertification total. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
All presentations will eventually be available on the UNH Cooperative Extension website as a video.
January 24th Session I: Why Weed IPM Matters
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!
January 31st Session II: Introduction to Herbicides
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.
February 7th Session III: Non-Chemical Weed Management
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.
February 14th Session IV: Tarping and Solarization
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.
February 21th Session V: Biological Control of Weeds
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.