Getting in The Weeds About Weed Control in Potatoes
This session will cover all things weed control in potatoes with experts from across the United States. Pam Hutchinson (University of Idaho) and Andy Robinson (NDSU) will join Erin Burns (MSU) to discuss weed control in potatoes and share research results. At the end of the session, participants will gain knowledge in weed control in potatoes and meet two out of state experts in potato weed control. Further participants will be given resources to further their weed control knowledge in the form of factsheets and the expert’s websites.
Thursday, February 18th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
About The Speakers
Dr. Erin Burns, Assistant Professor-Weed Science Extension Specialist, Michigan State University
Dr. Erin Burns is a Weed Science Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University. Erin’s research and extension program focuses on current and emerging problematic weeds in Michigan cropping systems. Current research focuses on practices to mitigate the development and spread of herbicide resistant weeds and understanding how climate variability will impact weed biology, ecology, and population dynamics.
Dr. Pamela J.S. Hutchinson, Associate Professor, Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist University of Idaho
Dr. Hutchinson runs a premier potato cropping systems weed management program at the University of Idaho. Dr. Hutchinson conducts potato cropping systems research involving weed biology, weed control, herbicide environmental fate, herbicide resistance management and green manure systems. Dr. Hutchinson develops and conducts potato cropping systems educational/technology transfer programs for grower, extension educators, agricultural professionals and other clientele.
Dr. Andy Robinson, Associate Professor, Potato Production, North Dakota State University
Dr. Robinson’s areas of responsibility are in Extension and research for potato production in North Dakota and Minnesota. His research is focused on developing science-based solutions to address real-world problems in potato production, enabling producers to increase economic and environmental sustainability through improved crop management. Research and Extension is concentrated on the exposure of potatoes to herbicides, the effect of row spacing and nutrient management, and developing educational materials for potato producers and professionals.