The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a Corn and Soybean Weed Management Tour Tuesday morning at the Heintz Center in Rochester. Registration is at 8:30 and the program will begin at 9:00 am. The program will move to the research plots located just east of the Heintz Center at 10:30. The Weed Management Tour will wrap up at 12:30 pm. Weed management topics will be presented by U of MN Extension weed scientists, IPM specialists and educators.

Some of the specific topics include: Waterhemp management options, Dissecting corn and soybean herbicide products, New herbicide products, what are temperature inversions and Using cover crops with pre-emergence herbicides. The best part of this program is you can see all the different herbicides and programs and how they performed in the plots. There is not cost and you do not have to pre-register.

Lisa Behnken said that all the plots will be signed with the different herbicides and technologies. So, you are welcome to stop by on your own or you set up a time and Lisa or Ryan will take your group on a tour. With all the resistance issues and wet fields some of the weeds got much bigger and tougher to control. They even have some of the burner herbicides like Cobra and Blazer that have been around for many years in the plots again.