With growers facing record high fertilizer prices and herbicide shortages as we move toward the 2022 growing season, alternative approaches for nutrient and weed management may be key for farm profitability this season.
On Thursday, March 10, UW-Madison Division of Extension will be offering an in-person event, “Finalizing Your Agronomic Inputs for 2022.”
In this workshop, farmers will hear about strategies for reducing dependence on short-supplied herbicides by shifting focus to pre-plant and emergence weed management strategies. It will also show how to tap soil resources to make their fertilizer dollars stretch further under high prices. In addition, the event will discuss the effects management decisions have on water quality.
The workshop will feature presentations from weed scientist and Extension Specialist Rodrigo Werle, Extension Regional Crops & Soils Agent Mike Ballweg, and Extension Ag & Water Quality Educator Chelsea Zegler.
Extension faculty staff has identified this topic as a need among their agricultural stakeholders across Wisconsin and hope that this event will help farmers make informed decisions on their nutrient and weed management approaches for the 2022 growing season.
The event will start at 10:30 a.m. and run until 2:30 p.m. They ask that all interested parties please register for the event by Tuesday. Register here: https://dodge.extension.wisc.edu/ or call Dodge County Extension at 920-386-3790.