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Wild World of Weeds Workshop

22nd Annual Wild World of Weeds Workshop

January 21, 2020
1800 N. University Dr., Fargo, ND

The annual Wild World of Weeds Workshop is a one day event that provides an update on weed control and herbicide research conducted by NDSU faculty. Topics of interest include major challenges in weed control such as resistant weeds, Palmer amaranth, dicamba injury, and other issues. The workshop also offers up to seven (7) CEU credits for continued Certified Crop Advisor training.

The workshop is open to all, but participants MUST pre-register and pre-pay so adequate seating and lunch count can be made. Seven (7) CEU credits for the Certified Crop Advisor Program are given for this workshop. Participants must sign in and out for each session attended. Speaker presentations will be available through electronic download only. Access to the presentation material will be provided shortly before the workshop.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mark VanGessel, University of Delaware



7:30 AM         Registration & Posters on Display

8:20 AM         Opening Remarks – Joe Ikley

8:30 AM          Tom Peters, Extension Sugarbeet Agronomist and Weed Control Specialist

8:50 AM          Caleb Dalley, Weed Control Research, Hettinger R&E Center

9:10 AM          Greta Gramig, Nonchemical Weed Control

9:30 AM          Kirk Howatt, Annual Weed Control in Small Grains and Row Crops

10:00 AM       Break – 2nd Floor Hallway

10:20 AM        Mike Christoffers, Weed Genetics

10:40 AM        Mike Ostlie, Research Weed Science, Carrington R&E Center

11:00 AM        Greg Endres, Extension Crop Specialist, Carrington R&E Center

11:20 AM        Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, High Value Crop Production

11:40 AM        Andy Robinson, Extension Potato Agronomist

12:00 PM        Lunch – Lower Atrium

Graduate Student Research Presentations:

1:00 PM          Alexa Lystad, Extension Sugarbeet Agronomy and Weed Control

1:15 PM          Kelly Satrom, Annual Weed Control in Small Grains and Row Crops

1:30 PM          Andrej Svyantek, High Value Crop Production

1:45 PM          Aaron Froemke, Annual Weed Control in Small Grains and Row Crops

Keynote Address: 20 Years of Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Horseweed

2:00 PM          Mark VanGessel, University of Delaware

3:00 PM          Break – 2nd Floor Hallway

3:20 PM         Andrew Thostenson, Pesticide Programs     

3:50 PM          Brett Miller, Syngenta Crop Protection

4:00 PM          Brian Jenks, Research Weed Scientist, North Central R&E Center

4:30 PM          Joe Ikley, Extension Weed Control Specialist

5:00 PM          Adjourn


$100 registration fee through January 10, 2020

$140 registration fee January 11-21, 2020

Registration can be done for an individual or as a group with one payment submitted.

Registration includes lunch and refreshments at breaks.

Please bring your receipt (hard copy or electronic) to the workshop for verification of registration.

Refunds: The registration fee minus $20 will be returned for refund requests made by January 13, 2020. No refunds after January 13, 2020.

Registration is open.

Lodging and Parking

All workshop participants should make their own lodging arrangements. Parking is free for the workshop.


If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Haugrud at or 701-231-6220.

Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to Nathan Haugrud by December 20, 2019.

NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. Direct inquiries to Vice Provost for Title IX/ADA Coordinator, Old Main 201, NDSU Main Campus, 701-231-7708

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