Ragweed Management Webcast Available

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Improve Ragweed Management Practices with New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast


Ragweed or ambrosia plant, its pollen is notorious for causing allergic reactions in humans.

Excessive reliance on glyphosate to control ragweed has allowed resistant varieties to flourish in cotton production systems. A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled Herbicide-resistant Common Ragweed Management in Cotton helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts diversify management practices and herbicide applications to better control ragweed populations.

This 27-minute talk by Charlie Cahoon, Extension Weed Specialist at Virginia Tech University, provides information that helps users:

  • Improve cover crop selection and rotation strategies
  • Avoid ineffective control measures and herbicide applications
    • Assess different pre- and post-emergence herbicide combinations

This presentation is available at no charge, courtesy of Cotton Incorporated, through the ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource located at the Plant Management Network, http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/foco.  ‘Focus on Cotton’ contains over 50 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management. These talks–freely accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week–cover agronomic practices, crop protection, and ag engineering.  This resource also features a new and improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers.

(from the Cotton Research and Promotion Program)

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