Session Title: Strategies to Reduce Weed Control Costs in Container Nurseries
Sunday, July 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description: Weed control in container nurseries is expensive. Despite multiple applications of preemerrgence herbicides supplemented with hand weeding, weeds continue to plague production. In this presentation, we will discuss several strategies for reducing overall costs for weed management such as: optimized herbicide selection, reapplication intervals, application methods, and sanitation practices that reduce overall labor inputs. Following these guidelines growers can reduce labor costs by an average of 40%.
Level: Intermediate Type: Research
Session Title: Recognizing and Avoiding Herbicide Injury to Landscape Plants
Sunday, July 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description: "In the past 5 years I have seen more herbicide injury to landscape plantings than in the previous 25 combined" says Dr. Neal, Extension Weed Scientist at North Carolina State University. In this session, you will learn what products are on the market now that have the potential to injure landscape plants, how are plants being exposed, how we diagnose herbicide injury, and what you can do to reduce the potential for landscape plant injury.
Level: Intermediate Type: Diagnostics
Session Title: Glyphosate Toxicology Update and Alternatives for Weed Control in Landscapes
Monday, July 12 • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description: Recent media reports and legal actions have raised concerns about the safety of glyphosate - and raised questions about how to control weeds without glyphosate. In this presentation, our speaker will summarize the current status of the glyphosate toxicology debate and review the alternatives to glyphosate that are available for use in landscapes and nurseries.
Level: All Audiences Type: Research