One of the biggest challenges today in modern crop farming around the world is weeds increasing resistance to herbicides. Here in North America this issue has come full circle in not only where glyphosate has been primarily used, but also in other cropping environments using other chemistries.
This webinar will explore the current situation with herbicide resistance in North America, discuss some smoking guns out there that are increasing the problem, and some strategies for farmers to incorporate on their farms to combat this on going challenge.
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 10 a.m. CDT
Speakers: Greg Kruger, Bridgette Readel, Tammy Jones, Jeremy Hughes
About the Speakers
Greg Kruger — University of Nebraska Weed Science and Application Technology
Dr. Kruger is an Associate Professor and Pesticide Application Technology and Weed Science Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research, Education and Extension Center in North Platte, Nebraska. His research areas of interest include spray application technology, pesticide drift, maximizing efficiency and efficacy of pesticide applications, and the interactions between pest management strategies. Dr. Kruger has constructed the Pesticide Application Technology Laboratory which includes a set of wind tunnels for measuring droplet sizes from pesticide spray solutions, a patternator for determining pattern distribution and a series of other pieces of equipment for research and training on pesticide applications. He received a B.S. in agribusiness & applied economics from Ohio State University, and an M.S. in plant pathology and Ph.D. in weed science from Purdue University. He is also an active member of multiple scientific organizations, such as the Weed Science Society of America and serves as a Liaison to US EPA. He has published greater than 100 papers on weed management and pesticide applications and has spoken around the world on the topics.
Bridgette Readel — Corteva Agronomist Northern Plains
Market Development Specialist for Corteva Agriscience in the Northern Plains district. I’m a technical agronomist who also trains internally/externally in selling skills, presentation skills, negotiations. Native North Dakotan! BS from NDSU, MBA from University of Mary. 25+ industry experience as an intern, territory sales rep for Dow AgroSciences which is now Corteva and have been in this role for 7 years. Agronomic focus on Small grains, corn, soybeans, dry beans, sugarbeets, potatoes. I work with growers and applicators to improve best practices with equipment/tankmixing, etc.
Tammy Jones — Corteva Agronomist MB
- Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba in 1995 and continued with some post-graduate research in Weed Science until 1997 focussed on herbicide resistant wild oats
- Over 20 years of experience in retail and extension
- In addition to working for the Manitoba Pulse Growers, Manitoba Agriculture, Alberta Pulse Growers and then Crop Production Services in Alberta, in 2013 I joined the DuPont Crop Protection team in Alberta — holding a number of roles including Seed Treatment Specialist, Retail Account Manager and Grower Specialist. I returned home to Manitoba in 2018, where I’ve spent the last couple of years as the Industry Development Specialist — Weeds, with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development based out of Carman.
- I have a passion for weeds from identifying and photographing them to helping farmers address the complex issue of herbicide resistance but enjoy learning about all aspects of agriculture. I obtained my CCA designation in 2020 as a continuation of the learning process.
Jeremy Hughes — Product Manager at Horsch
Product Manager at HORSCH, Jeremy is a native of Tennessee, growing up on a small tobacco and dairy farm. Upon graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Ag Business in 2002, he moved to Saskatchewan and started his career working for Honey Bee Mfg as a territory manager. While there he worked across Western Canada along with North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. Since 2006 he has been with HORSCH, currently as Product Manager. During his time at HORSCH he has worked with dealers and farmers across North America with dealer development and product development. He resides with his family on a small farm in south eastern North Dakota.