CELINA — OSU Extension will be hosting a “Welcome to the Jungle – Weed Management 101” Program on January 11 in Dickie Auditorium at the Wright State University – Lake Campus. Featured speakers will be Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Weed Science and Dr. Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension, Auglaize County.
Dr. Stachler will address the current weed situation in the area along with weed identification and herbicide site of action. Dr. Loux will layout the necessary strategies to reduce waterhemp and other problematic weeds. An afternoon and an evening session will be offered.
The afternoon session will begin with a complimentary lunch at 12:30, with the program beginning at 1:15 p.m. and adjourning by 4 p.m. The evening session will begin with a complementary meal at 5:30 p.m., the program starting at 6:15 p.m. and adjourning by 9 p.m.
Dr. Jeff Stachler stated, “This is a meeting you don’t want to miss! With the increasing presence of waterhemp in soybean fields and an increase in the density weed resistance to herbicides, a well thought out plan must be developed to achieve successful weed control”.
The event is free, but preregistration is required by January 4. The 2017 Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois Weed Control Guides will be sold for only $5 at this meeting. Call the Mercer County OSU Extension Office at 419-586-2179 or email Denny Riethman at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot for this program.