Take Action - Multi State Herbicide Resistant Crops and Weeds Educational Program

Grants and Contracts Details


The funding from this grant will be used to support research demonstrations and educational efforts on managing herbicide-resistant weeds and to promote good stewardship with the introduction of new herbicide tolerant soybeans in Kentucky. Horseweed (Conyza Canadensis), Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus plameri), waterhemp (Amaranthus rudis), and Italian ryegrass (Lolium perenne L. ssp. Multiflorum) are examples of glyphosate resistant weeds that will be targeted. In addition, populations of Amaranthus species have been identified recently to be resistant to herbicides within the PPO inhibitor mode of action group. Lab technicians and graduate students will assist Extension specialists in conducting field demonstration trials and hosting educational activities such as field days and meetings throughout the state. Targeted audiences include growers, Extension agents, retail dealers, and company representatives. In addition to wages and travel expenses, some of the resources from this grant will be used to promote fundamentals on managing herbicide resistant weeds and stewardship of new soybean technologies in Kentucky. Various forms of mass media along with traditional newsletters and web-based materials will also serve as outlets for disseminating information. University of Kentucky extension weed scientists will communicate with other co-PI’s throughout the course of the project to develop fact sheets and other resource materials. Also, plans are to meet periodically as a workgroup to discuss progress and future direction of the project and to attend professional weed science meetings to exchange information on managing herbicide-resistant weeds.
Effective start/end date10/1/189/30/19


  • Purdue University: $29,962.00


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