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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

February 16, 2016

Pasture Weed and Brush Management Webinar

Submitted by Lana Barkman

Maintaining proper weed and brush control can have a huge impact on summer pastures now, and in the future.

Great Plains Grazing team members and Kansas State University professors, Dr. Walter Fick and Dr. Doug Shoup, will present “Pasture Weed and Brush Management” at 1:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, February 23. The webinar will be hosted by Great Plains Grazing, a U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative-Coordinated Agricultural Project (USDA-AFRI-CAP) grant.

This is a free webinar, and is open to anyone interested in gaining an understanding of weed and brush control. Webinar participants can expect to learn the following methods of weed and brush control:

  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Burning
  • Grazing
  • Biological

Dr. Walt Fick is a Professor and Extension Rangeland Management specialist in the Department of Agronomy at K-State. He was raised on a cattle/hay ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills. He completed B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy/Range Management at the University of Nebraska. His Ph.D in Range Science was completed in 1978 from Texas Tech University when he was subsequently hired by K-State. Extension responsibilities include prescribed burning, brush and weed control, and grazing management. Current research is on saltcedar and Old World Bluestem. Fick also teaches three upper division courses in range management.

Dr. Doug Shoup is an Associate Professor for K-State. He completed B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees at Kansas State University between 1996 and 2005. While at K-State he worked on common waterhemp resistance to PPO inhibiting herbicides such as Cobra, Blazer, and Reflex. In addition to herbicide resistance, Shoup was involved in research on growth regulator herbicide drift on cotton, as well as common lambsquarter's susceptibility to glyphosate. After college, Doug worked for Monsanto in their Biotechnology Soybean Program in St. Louis for two years before returning to K-State as their Southeast Area Crops and Soils Specialist. The focus of his current research and extension programs is on crop production systems, integrated pest management, and forage utilization.

This is the seventh of a series of twelve webinars hosted monthly by Great Plains Grazing. The webinar series aims to provide research based information, and is targeted for producers and Extension agents. Previous webinars are archived and available for viewing on the Great Plains Grazing website at www.greatplainsgrazing.org.

To register for Dr. Fick's and Dr. Shoup’s pasture weed and brush management seminar on February 23, please visit www.greatplainsgrazing.org/webinars.html.