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2019 Agenda

21st Annual Wild World of Weeds Workshop

January 22, 2019


7:30 AM       Registration

8:20 AM       Opening Remarks

Meeting Theme. Invasive Weeds. Invasive weeds and risks associated with invasive weeds are increasing due population growth and mobility coupled with changes to our ecosystems not only in North Dakota but across the globe. More food and feed are being traded between nations than ever before creating opportunities for unintentional introductions. In North Dakota, invasive weeds historically were perennials found in pasture and range land. More recent threats might be annual weeds like pigweed that spread in row crop fields.

Retirement. Dr. Rodney Lym retired in December after 39 years. Dr. Lym’s program focused on control methods for invasive weed species including leafy spurge, Canada thistle, and the knapweed complex in range and wildlands. The program emphasized integration of chemical, biological and mechanical control methods.

New Weed Scientist. Joseph Ikley joined the Plant Sciences Department December 31, 2018. Joe is a native of Maryland, graduating from University of Maryland with a BS degree in Agronomy. Joe completed his graduate school training at Purdue University under the leadership of Dr. Bill Johnson. Joe will introduce himself, discuss the ND Weed of the Year and will discuss pigweed control in Indiana.

Keynote. Dr. Roger Becker grew up on a diversified farm in southwest Iowa. His work in Extension at Iowa State and at Monsanto Company before rejoining Extension at the University of Minnesota in 1987. Roger works in weed management strategies in annual and perennial systems in disturbed and undisturbed habitats. Current projects include management of purple loosestrife in wetlands; garlic mustard and buckthorn in woodlands; and leafy spurge and Canada thistle in native prairies, pastures and right-of-way. He also works in prairie establishment or renovation, weed management in forages and in processing vegetables, and on the environmental impacts of herbicide and non-herbicide weed management systems.

8:30 AM       Kirk Howatt, Annual Weed Control in Small Grains and Row Crops

8:50 AM       Greg Endres, Extension Specialist, Carrington R&E Center

9:10 AM       Caleb Dalley, Weed Control Research, Hettinger R&E Center

9:30 AM       Joe Ikley, Extension Weed Control Specialist

10:00 AM     Break – 2nd Floor Hallway


10:20 AM      Mike Christoffers, Weed Genetics

10:40 AM      Clair Keene, Extension Specialist, Williston R&E Center

11:00 AM      Rod Lym, Perennial Weed Control Research, Keynote Address

11:45 PM       Lunch – Lower Atrium


1:00 PM        Roger Becker, University of Minnesota, Keynote Address

1:50 PM        Brian Jenks, Research Weed Scientist, North Central R&E Center

2:20 PM        Nathan Haugrud, Graduate Student

2:40 PM        Andy Robinson, Extension Potato Agronomist

3:00 PM        Break – 2nd Floor Hallway


3:20 PM        Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, High Value Crop Production

3:40 PM        Jesse Puka-Beals and Greta Gramig, Weed Control in Organic Agriculture

4:00 PM        Mike Ostlie, Research Weed Science, Carrington R&E Center

4:20 PM        Tom Peters, Extension Sugarbeet Agronomist and Weed Control Specialist, NDSU /Univ of Minnesota

5:00 PM        Adjourn

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