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Farmer forum on weed management with drones

By Eugene Law, Ohio State University Extension

Does it seem like a new precision weed management technology is popping up just as frequently as weeds do in your fields? With the rapid pace of innovation in this area, it can be hard to stay informed of the most recent developments. In response to frequent questions about drone technology, the GROW network is hosting its first Farmer Forum of 2024 on Monday, April 15th at 2 pm ETto provide some insight into how drones are being used for weed management.

Listen in – and bring your questions – as panelists from across the country speak about their experiences managing weeds with drones and following best management practices for this developing industry. Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) CEU credits will be available.

Speakers:

Rick Jordan, Operations Manager, CNY Drone Services, NY

Tyler Mudd, Farmer and Drone Operator, Monroe City, MO

Moderator Dr. Steve Li, Extension Weed Scientist, Auburn University, AL 

Registration is free! Sign up here.

GROW, or Getting Rid Of Weeds, is a national network of weed scientists, extension educators, and outreach specialists working together to develop best practices and digital tools to support the use of integrated weed management to combat the herbicide resistance epidemic. GROW Farmer Forums are a series of webinars that allow farmers that are adopting these practices and tools to share their experiences with their peers that might be interested in trying out something new.

To explore a variety of other integrated weed management resources, visit the GROW website, https://growiwm.org/

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2 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this,

    The Farmer Forum on weed management with drones organized by the GROW network sounds like a fantastic opportunity to stay updated on precision agriculture techniques.

    The lineup of experienced speakers, including drone operators and a weed scientist, promises valuable insights into practical applications and best practices.

    This forum reflects a collaborative effort within the GROW network to combat herbicide resistance through integrated weed management strategies. Farmers attending can expect to learn about cutting-edge drone technologies and (cpq training) how they’re being used effectively in weed management.

    It’s a great chance to connect with peers and gain valuable knowledge for optimizing farm practices.

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